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Stop Pushing Your Kids Into "Safe Spaces" | Dan Sanchez

For human potential, few things are more dangerous than a “safe space.” A flourishing life requires what Nassim Taleb calls “antifragility”: the …

What’s wrong with AQR?

0 comment<p>We highlighted AQR’s rapid ascension into the big boy ranks of the managed futures space in our recent look at assets under management, …

Cognitive Biases

Introduction<p>Central to the fields of both psychology and behavioral finance, <b>Cognitive Biases</b> describe the innate tendencies of the human mind to …

Critical Thinking

Paul Tudor Jones Calls on Quants to Revamp Firm Hurt by Losses

Even for Paul Tudor Jones, who became a hedge fund legend by trading the old fashioned way, it’s time to bring in the quants.<p>Jones, suffering losses …

Book Recommendations from Nassim Taleb

<b>Solid Book on Interventionism, Should be Mandatory Reading in Foreign Affairs.</b> This is an outstanding book on the side effects of interventionism, …

What Drives Momentum Performance?

Mar Vista Investment Partners has a really interesting research piece out The Price You Pay which has a great table outlining the benefit of an …

Misconceptions About Diversification

“Here is part of the tradeoff with diversification. You must be diversified enough to survive bad times or bad luck so that skill and good process …

Learn to Program 5 : Functions

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programmed or nonprogrammed

I came across a handout from an information systems class that I took more than forty years ago. The front page had a grid that was based upon the …

How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time

Photo by Ron Herrman<b>“Don’t dismiss people, don’t be a dick, and don’t rush. Play the long game.”</b> <i><br>– Tim Ferriss</i> Welcome to a special edition of The Tim …

Self-improvement

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Nassim Taleb about Optionality/Investing

<b>1. “Optionality is the property of asymmetric upside (preferably unlimited) with correspondingly limited downside (preferably tiny).”</b> Venture …

10 Things Successful People Do to Become Experts | Inc.com

Many business owners, entrepreneurs and thought leaders want to position themselves as experts. They want to be known as key influencers in their particular field, but getting to a point of confidence in their expertise is more difficult.<p>Here are 10 simple strategies that can help you raise your …

Success

Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Readings and Links related to this podcast episode<p><b>About this week's guest:</b><p><b>About ideas and people mentioned in this podcast episode:</b><p><b>Books:</b><p><i>Antifragile:</i> …

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

Four Types of Trades

<i>“There are really four kinds of trades or bets: good bets, bad bets, winning bets, and losing bets.” – Larry Hite</i>Hite explains that good and bad …

Nassim Nicholas Taleb interview | Tomorrow 2015

Learning to Love Volatility

Nassim Taleb's book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder is having a profound impact on how I see the world.<p>In this adapted piece from …

Nassim Taleb's 6 tips for embracing risk

Nassim Taleb has two categories for people: those who fall apart during times of crisis, and those who profit from them. The scholar, former options …

Stock Markets

Cantab - Part of GAM Systematic

Does my tail look fat in this? Part 1<p>11 November 2015 / Dr Ewan Kirk<p>Investors and managers are concerned with "fat tails". In part one of a two part …

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Commentary<p>For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research …

The First 12 Questions for a Trader to Answer

• What time frame will you be trading in? This establishes your needed screen time.<br>• What will be your specific entry signals? What price action or …

CTA legend DUNN Capital Management summarizes the current state of the CTA industry

MASTERCLASS: Key points made by Marty Bergin, President of DUNN Capital Management.<p>DUNN Capital Management has more than 40 years of success to lean …

Nassim Taleb: my rules for life

How much does Nassim Taleb dislike journalists? Let me count the ways. "An erudite is someone who displays less than he knows; a journalist or consultant the opposite." "This business of journalism is about pure entertainment, not the search for the truth." "Most so-called writers keep writing and …