Nassim Nicholas Taleb Archive

  • Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Nassim, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know.

    Was The Last Bear Market A ‘Black Swan’ Event?

    Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Nassim, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know.

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