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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Essayist and Risk Analyst

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a financial mathematician, philosophical essayist and researcher on risk and chance. An interdisciplinary scholar, he teaches on topics such as the psychology of uncertainty, human error, and the pricing of financial derivatives. After a successful career on Wall Street and 20 years of experience in derivatives trading, he is now Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering (retired) at New York University.His "Incerto" book series - including "The Black Swan" - has been translated into more than 33 languages. Taleb focuses on the uncertainty and fallibility of human knowledge and teaches how to manage and profit from unpredictability. His inspiring presentations make him a sought-after speaker at major forums around the world.