Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of
uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two
decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a
full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006.
Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his
study, or as a flaneur meditating in cafes, he is currently
Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York
University's Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is
"decision making under opacity"-that is, a map and a protocol on
how we should live in a world we don't understand.
Taleb's books have been published in forty-one languages.
Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"The most prophetic voice of all." -GQ
"The hottest thinker in the world." -Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London)
"[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne." -The Wall Street Journal
"Idiosyncratically brilliant." -Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times