Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Talk: Skin in the Game

American essayist, scholar and former trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty, discusses his latest book "Skin in the Game". Nassim explores the notion that 'skin in the game' is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, and key to making sense of the world at large.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader, and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty.

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