Business Insider is proud to announce that Nassim Nicholas Taleb will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.
Taleb is an American statistician whose academic work focuses on issues connected with probability, randomness and uncertainty. The only thing we can be sure of in the future is crisis, he claims, but that turbulence can become our strength.
In his bestselling book “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” Taleb writes:
What I call the Black Swan is an event with the following three characteristics. Firstly, it is unusual because it goes beyond the domain of our usual expectations, as no element of the past clearly indicates its possible occurrence. Secondly, it has a drastic impact on reality. Thirdly, despite the lack of typicality of this event, our nature forces us to seek a justification for its occurrence