by James Quinn
The Burning Platform
“The inability to predict outliers implies the inability to predict the course of history” ? Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
“I know that history is going to be dominated by an improbable event, I just don’t know what that event will be.” ? Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Nassim Taleb is a prickly arrogant SOB who doesn’t give a crap what intellectuals, academics, and other establishment elitists think about him. He has an Ivy league MBA, but despises everything about the curriculum of Ivy League MBA programs. He has a PhD, but scorns academics and their worship of theories and models. He enjoys poking holes in the storylines of the propaganda spewing corporate media. He glories in ridiculing the predictions of captured “experts” mouthing the talking points of whichever corporate interest is paying them blood money.