Black Swans

Nassim Taleb’s 2007 book, The Black Swan, has been a sensation and has spawned much controversy and discussion.

For some lively discussion of his book try: ERMBooks

On April 7 2009, the Financial Times published an article written by Nassim Taleb called Ten Principles for a Black Swan Free World.  Riskviews has provided discussion of each of the 10 suggestions:

Black Swan Free World (10)

Black Swan Free World (9)

Black Swan Free World (8)

Black Swan Free World (7)

Black Swan Free World (6)

Black Swan Free World (5)

Black Swan Free World (4)

Black Swan Free World (3)

Black Swan Free World (2)

Black Swan Free World (1)

In the risk management world, Black Swans are also referred to as Emerging Risks.  A random collection of materials about a variety of Emerging risks can be found at http://groups.google.com/group/inarm-emerging-risks/web?hl=en

In addition, there is a LinkedIn Emerging Risks group that is a subgroup of the LinkedIn INARM group.

Each of these Emerging Risks sites contains links to numerous other resources.

 

3 Comments on “Black Swans”


  1. [...] were risk premiums for taking very large risks that were “in the dark“.  According to Taleb, they were being massively underpaid for those large but infrequent [...]


  2. [...] the Black Swan, Nassim Taleb talks about the degree to which businesses are in effect selling out of the money [...]

  3. riskviews Says:

    The Black Swan Test is a post about a way of developing and communicating stress tests.
    http://wp.me/pevO4-5t


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