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When online gaming company Zynga went public a few years ago, it warned investors of a weird problem it was having. "Many of our employees may be able to receive significant proceeds from sales of our equity in the public markets after our initial
If you have a brother, nothing about this will seem unusual...Or at least it is among brothers who are between the ages of 2 and 18...And one of us has a private tai chi instructor on retainer. (Spoiler: It's not me.) In 2002, Malcolm Gladwell wrote
Las Vegas, one of the biggest hedge fund conferences of the year. The two shared the stage for a discussion about the global post-crisis financial system. Taleb, Summers violated pre-approved ground rules of the debate. "I was fighting with a bully,"
The last time I tried this on an audience was in Rome two weeks ago, where I had about five takers out of a room of 80. Admittedly, the audience was general counsel of large organizations from across Europe , who may be more risk-averse than the
When discussing the issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- that is, organisms bearing the genetic traits of other species or bacteria -- the focus is typically on how safe (or unsafe) these novel, food-like products are for
This is an important question and if I knew the answer I would tell you. Sadly, I have no idea, so let me tell you a story instead about Nassim Taleb and his turkey...Until, well, one day the farmer wields the axe and the turkey is literally and
Supplied Security guard Ehab Taleb has been found not guilty of manslaughter over the death of Jason Daep, who drowned in Cockle Bay in 2012. Mr Daep, 19, died in the early hours of February 12, 2012, after he was allegedly pushed into the water by
When I first became a manager, I couldn't read enough : managing employees; managing customers; how to look for the guys who stole my cheese; how to become great...To tell you the truth, they all felt kind of generic to me--no matter how smart or
Supplied A Sydney man, who allegedly saw his friend being punched and falling into Darling Harbour where he drowned, gave a description of the perpetrator that was starkly different from that of the man accused of the crime, a court has heard.
Supplied Dance-floor tomfoolery was the catalyst for a wild brawl that resulted in a young man being pushed into Darling Harbour where he drowned, a court has heard. Jason Daep, 19, drowned in Cockle Bay in the early hours of February 12, 2012, after