Category Archives: Nassim Taleb

Part 4: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 4. A year after Nassim Taleb came to visit him, Victor Niederhoffer blew up. He sold a very large number of options on the S. & P. index, taking millions of dollars from other

Part 4: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 4. A year after Nassim Taleb came to visit him, Victor Niederhoffer blew up. He sold a very large number of options on the S. & P. index, taking millions of dollars from other

Part 3: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 3. Years ago, Nassim Taleb worked at the investment bank First Boston, and one of the things that puzzled him was what he saw as the mindless industry of the trading floor. A trader

Part 3: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 3. Years ago, Nassim Taleb worked at the investment bank First Boston, and one of the things that puzzled him was what he saw as the mindless industry of the trading floor. A trader

Part 2: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive  2. Nassim Taleb is a tall, muscular man in his early forties, with a salt-and-pepper beard and a balding head. His eyebrows are heavy and his nose is long. His skin has the olive

Part 2: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive  2. Nassim Taleb is a tall, muscular man in his early forties, with a salt-and-pepper beard and a balding head. His eyebrows are heavy and his nose is long. His skin has the olive

Part 1: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 1. One day in 1996, a Wall Street trader named Nassim Nicholas Taleb went to see Victor Niederhoffer. Victor Niederhoffer was one of the most successful money managers in the country. He lived and

Part 1: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 1. One day in 1996, a Wall Street trader named Nassim Nicholas Taleb went to see Victor Niederhoffer. Victor Niederhoffer was one of the most successful money managers in the country. He lived and