Nassim Taleb Keynote Topics
Black Swans - Living with the Highly Improbable
In this keynote speech, maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb will talk about his most famous work: the black swan theory. From 9/11 to the recent coronavirus pandemic, black swan events have immeasurable impact on the world and are just impossible to foresee. No matter what experts think, these events are not predictable. Join Dr. Taleb in this fascinating speech about the rare, unpredictable events that shape our world and have immense consequences to the global economy and learn how can we prepare - and prepare our organizations - for the next black swans.
Antifragile – Things That Gain From Disorder
In The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, one of the best thinkers of our time, described the big problems that these rare, unpredictable events have on our world. Events like the 9/11 or the recent coronavirus pandemic have a massive negative impact on the global economy causing concerning levels of unemployment as companies fail and national governments are poised to take on a huge amount of debt to contain the effects. In his second bestseller, Antifragile, Dr. Taleb explores if there are actually ways of benefiting from the disorder and chaos caused by these black swan events. In this keynote speech, Dr. Taleb offers a definitive solution to black swans: how can we gain from them while being protected from fragilities and adverse events? By being what Dr. Taleb calls the "antifragile" - going beyond the robust by benefiting from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors. While many companies and organizations fail, others welcome the uncertainty as they become immune to prediction errors. Dr. Taleb will offer a blueprint for how to not just behave but thrive in a world full of black swans we don't understand.
Fooled By Randomness – Distinguishing Skill from Luck and the Psychology of Uncertainty
Successful entrepreneurs and businessmen often say that their success is not explained by luck, but by hard work and consistency. Or that you make your own luck. According to bestselling author of the Black Swan, Dr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, luck or chance plays a largely unacknowledged role in success - particularly in the finance industry. This keynote speech is based on his bestselling book, Fooled by Randomness, which is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes. Dr. Taleb argued back in 2001 that luck is many times mistaken for skill - especially in the world of trading - and his arguments are more valid nowadays than ever, after recent studies showed that only a minority of fund managers generated returns that beat their benchmarks. And what's worse, those were lucky rather than good.
In this captivating speech, Nassim Taleb will give his insights into one of the least understood factors of all our lives: luck. Taleb will use stories and anecdotes to illustrate our overestimation of causality and the heuristics that make us view the world as far more explainable than it actually is.
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Skin in the Game is the latest work from bestselling author of The Black Swan, Dr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Already an international bestseller, it has been described as "a bold work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility." In this keynote speech based on his latest book, Dr. Taleb will offer audiences his most provocativa and yet practical advise yet, and refine what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others.
With stories and examples that range from Seneca to Donald Trump, Dr. Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.
The phrase "skin in the game" is one we have often heard but have rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb will show in this speech, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, "The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that's necessary for fairness and justice and the ultimate BS-buster," and "Never trust anyone who doesn't have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them."