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Nassim Taleb

professor, writer

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge. He managed to transform his interests into three successful careers, as a man of letters, businessman-trader-risk manager, and university professor. He is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute and Principal of Universa. His books *Fooled by Randomness* and *The Black Swan* have been published in 31 languages. He is widely recognized as the foremost thinker on probability and uncertainty. Taleb lives mostly in New York.