the site offers a great way to learn about the market.
He's a little OTT for me
"I read halfway through his book and the language he uses is a little OTT (over the top). He's an intelligent person and has awesome ideas but his language is a little too high for me >.< "
The smartest man he knows
The smartest man he knows is ... himself. He'll be the first to tell you that too.
has a very high opinion of himself...
and it's evident in most anything he utters.
It's hard to take the opinion of someone seriously when it's always the same no matter the environment. He has had some great insight but his constant negativity is getting a bit old, no matter what shape of the economy.
Great stuff, but let's see something new
"""Fooled by Randomness"" and ""The Black Swan"" should be read by any and every individual who wants to make a living in finance and economics. His insights are extremely valuable and help us remember to stay humble and cautious. Black swans may be rare, but they do occur. Sometimes randomness make Read more...
Okay fine so you got it lucky with the Black Swan.. now give us something new. Even a 5 year old kid can essentially sum up his thoughts.. if it can go wrong, it will. I see nothing new in his thoughts.. yet he is up there in his pedestal.
"I've read Taleb's book ""Fooled by Randomness"" and it's excellent. He exposes all of the problems with the deterministic views that people have in the world of finance, and pretty much shows how most people in finance are frauds. He really makes you appreciate how much randomness plays a role in Read more...
His Twitter Commentary is Both Intellectual & Hilarious
Great commentary on today's society mixed in with a bit of Myron Scholes bashing? Sounds like a party!
"Nassim Taleb is one of the funniest/knowledgeable authors/economists out there. His book ""The Black Swan"" is one of the greatest books ever written in finance. His brutal honesty and criticisms of the U.S government and their policies hold true every time. His intellectual ability and non-bullsh Read more...
NT has written 2 of my favorite books and his entire line of thinking is a breadth of fresh air in an industry full of people pretending to be smart/useful...this guy actually is smart/useful and his own trading success--his specific performance be mysterious but her certainly wasn't fooled like eve Read more...