Distinguished Professor, New York University Polytechnic Institute
Nassim Taleb has led three high profile careers (literary, scientific and financial) around uncertainty, risk and the fragility of human knowledge. He is a literary essayist, distinguished professor, veteran derivatives trader and hedge fund manager. He is known for a multidisciplinary approach to the role of the high-impact rare event (the so-called ?Black Swan?).
He is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University Polytechnic Institute and Principal at Universa Investments. He has an MBA from Wharton and a PhD from the University of Paris.