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AllbyMyRelf
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Has anyone read his newest book, Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails? Just wondering what level of math comprehension would be needed.


Tigris
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re: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I've read a fair bit of Taleb and enjoy his contrarian approach to things. I followed him a bit on Twatter when covid first hit and he's been talking about fat tails for a while. And I still can't follow what he's talking about. Maybe he explains it in the book. A platform with a 280 character limit probably isn't the place for fairly advanced math.


AllbyMyRelf
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re: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
He explains it with minimal math in his other books like Black Swan and Antifragile


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The commentary I've read about the newest one seems like it is geared towards a more proficient reader.


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Tigris
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re: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
quote:

He explains it with minimal math in his other books like Black Swan and Antifragile


Yeah, you're right, I just lost track of the term "fat tail" and what it meant. Not too hard, the graph below illustrates it pretty well.



AllbyMyRelf
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re: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Yeah, he gets wordy and hard to follow at times—especially when he wants you to know he reads Greek philosophy lol


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