Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes & Sayings

82 most famous Nassim Nicholas Taleb quotes and sayings (scientist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg didn't finish college. Too much emphasis is placed on formal education - I told my children not to worry about their grades but to enjoy learning.”
“Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we're building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.”
“We know from chaos theory that even if you had a perfect model of the world, you'd need infinite precision in order to predict future events. With sociopolitical or economic phenomena, we don't have anything like that.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“I hated school because I liked to daydream and the system tried to stop me from that.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“When you ask people, 'What's the opposite of fragile?,' they tend to say robust, resilient, adaptable, solid, strong. That's not it. The opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder.”
“We have this culture of financialization. People think they need to make money with their savings rather with their own business. So you end up with dentists who are more traders than dentists. A dentist should drill teeth and use whatever he does in the stock market for entertainment.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“Globalization has created this interlocking fragility. At no time in the history of the universe has the cancellation of a Christmas order in New York meant layoffs in China.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don't take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“The world we live in is vastly different from the world we think we live in.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes
“Most people are sceptical about the wrong things and gullible about the wrong things.”

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