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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

  • [2012]  The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable. Random House, 2012
  • [2012]  Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. Random House. 2012 [summary].
  • [2010]  The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable. Random House, 2010
  • [2010]  The Bed of Procrustes: philosophical and practical aphorisms. Random House, 2010
  • [2009]  Lecturing Birds on Flying: can mathematical theories destroy the financial markets?. Wiley, 2009 (Triana, Pablo / Taleb, Nassim Nicholas)
  • [2007]  The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable. Random House, 2007
  • [2004]  The Black Swan: why don't we learn that we don't learn?" Unpublished manuscript, 2004
  • [2001]  Fooled by Randomness: the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets. Random House 2001

Kairos documents referencing any of the above



[2016]:  Global Incomprehension of Increasing Violence Matching incapacity to question the reason why [Refs]

[2016]:  Disastrous Floods as Indicators of Systemic Risk Neglect Implications for authoritative response to future surprises [Refs]

[2016]:  Radical Innovators Beware -- in the arts, sciences and philosophy Terrifying implications of radical new deradicalisation initiative in France [Refs]

[2016]:  Existential Challenge of Detecting Todays Big Lie Mysterious black hole conditioning global civilization? [Refs]

[2016]:  Destabilizing Multipolar Society through Binary Decision-making Alternatives to 2-stroke democracy suggested by 4-sided ball games [Refs]

[2016]:  Engaging Proactively with the Risk of World Misleadership Trump vs Clinton and the potential of carpe diem in the democratic process? [Refs]

[2015]:  Embodying Strategic Self-reference in a World Futures Conference Transcending the wicked problem engendered by projecting negativity elsewhere [Refs]

[2015]:  Radicalisation of Existence and Identity Recognizing the global emergence and influence of daimonic dynamics [Refs]

[2015]:  Changing Patterns using Transformation Pathways Exploring camp-us inspiration by an alien world view as a metaphor [Refs]

[2015]:  Correlating a Requisite Diversity of Metaphorical Patterns Entuning the dynamic of cognitive eases and diseases [Refs]

[2015]:  Future Conference Organization as a Wicked Problem? Self-referential upgrading of obsolete conference processes inhibiting emergence of integrative knowledge [Refs]

[2015]:  Weather Metaphors as Whether Metaphors Transcending solar illusion via a Galilean-style cognitive revolution? [Refs]

[2015]:  Enhancing Strategic Discourse Systematically using Climate Metaphors Widespread comprehension of system dynamics in weather patterns as a resource [Refs]

[2014]:  Quantum Wampum Essential to Navigating Ragnarok Thrival in crisis through embodying turbulent flow [Refs]

[2014]:  Reimagining Tesla's Creativity through Technomimicry Psychosocial empowerment by imagining charged conditions otherwise [Refs]

[2014]:  Embodying a Hypercomplex of Unhygienic Nescience Questionable connectivity enabling apprehension of matters otherwise [Refs]

[2014]:  Comprehension of Numbers Challenging Global Civilization Number games people play for survival [Refs]

[2014]:  Challenges More Difficult for Science than Going to Mars Or exploring the origins of the Universe or of Life on Earth [Refs]

[2014]:  Metascience Enabling Upgrades to the Scientific Process Beyond Science 2.0 in the light of polyhedral metaphors? [Refs]

[2014]:  Resource Insights from Plus or Minus 12 People on a Liferaft Thought experiment to highlight global dilemmas in a comprehensible context [Refs]

[2014]:  Engaging with Insight of a Higher Order Reconciling complexity and simplexity through memorable metaphor [Refs]

[2014]:  Flowering of Civilization -- Deflowering of Culture Flow as a necessarily complex experiential dynamic [Refs]

[2014]:  Eradication as the Strategic Final Solution of the 21st Century? Indicative checklist of possible domains of application [Refs]

[2014]:  Correspondences between Traditional Constellations and Pattern Languages Requisite simplexity for sustainable comprehension of complexity [Refs]

[2014]:  Systemic Equivalences between Ebola, Alien Invasion and Dissidence Strategic implications of seemingly disparate forms of terrorism [Refs]

[2014]:  Transcending an Asystemic View of Life Review of The Systems View of Life: a unifying vision [Refs]

[2014]:  Now as the Ultimate Cognitive Strange Attractor A continuing invitation down the rabbit hole ? [Refs]

[2013]:  "Big Brother" Crying "Wolf"? But them wolves are a-changin -- them's becomin werewolves ! [Refs]

[2013]:  Being Neither a-Waving Nor a-Parting Cognitive implications of wave-particle duality in the light of science and spirituality [Refs]

[2013]:  University of Ignorance Engaging with nothing, the unknown, the incomprehensible, and the unsaid [Refs]

[2013]:  Strategic Implications of 12 Unasked Questions in Response to Disaster  [Refs]

[2013]:  Flatulence is a Problem Aired: Resmelling the stench of past undertakings [Refs]

[2013]:  Imagining Attractive Global Governance Questioning possibilities and constraints of well-boundedness [Refs]

[2013]:  Would Jesus Now be Prosecuted by US? As a law-breaker -- like Manning, Assange and Snowden -- Yes we can! [Refs]

[2013]:  Eliciting a Universe of Meaning Within a global information society of fragmenting knowledge and relationships [Refs]

[2013]:  Going Nowhere through Not-knowing Where to Go Sustaining the process of autopoiesis through point-making [Refs]

[2013]:  Internyet Nescience Self-referential upgrading of obsolete Internet conference processes inhibiting emergence of integrative knowledge [Refs]

[2013]:  Playing the Great Game with Intelligence Authority versus the People [Refs]

[2013]:  Systematic Gerrymandering of Declared Threats and Legality of Response Opportunistic exceptionalism underlying promulgated rules of governance [Refs]

[2013]:  Transforming from Paranoia through Metanoia and Hyponoia?  [Refs]

[2013]:  Psychosocial Implication in Gamma Animation Epimemetics for a Brave New World [Refs]

[2013]:  Affinity, Diaspora, Identity, Reunification, Return Reimagining possibilities of engaging with place and time [Refs]

[2012]:  In Quest of a Dynamic Pattern of Transformations Sensing the strange attractor of an emerging Rosetta Stone [Refs]

[2012]:  Unthought as Cognitive Foundation of Global Civilization Implications of God, debt, overpopulation, waste, negligence, encroachment and death? [Refs]

[2012]:  Swastika as Dynamic Pattern Underlying Psychosocial Power Processes Implicate order of Knight's move game-playing sustaining creativity, exploitation and impunity [Refs]

[2012]:  Eightfold Configuration of Nested Cycles of Cognitive Transformations Meta-pattern of connectivity through a hypersphere? [Refs]

[2012]:  Knowledge Processes Neglected by Science Insights from the crisis of science and belief [Refs]

[2012]:  Beware of Legality, Accountability, Marketability, Security! Be where the Four Hoarsemen of the Apocalypse are not? [Refs]

[2011]:  Ungovernability of Sustainable Global Democracy? Towards engaging appropriately with time [Refs]

[2011]:  Anticipating Future Strategic Triple Whammies In the light of earthquake-tsunami-nuclear misconceptions [Refs]

[2011]:  Mind Map of Global Civilizational Collapse Why Nothing is Happening in Response to Global Challenges [Refs]

[2011]:  Monkeying with Global Governance Emergent dynamics of three wise monkeys in a knowledge-based society [Refs]

[2011]:  ¿ Higher Education ∞ Meta-education ? Transforming cognitive enabling processes increasingly unfit for purpose [Refs]

[2011]:  Strategic Complexity 8 Attracting Consensus Klein is beautiful 8Sustaining identity in time [Refs]

[2011]:  Gruesome but Necessary: Global governance in the 21st Century? Extreme normality as indicator of systemic negligence [Refs]

[2011]:  Mapping Paralysis and Tokenism in the Face of Potential Global Disaster Why nobody is about to do anything effective and what one might do about it [Refs]

[2011]:  Humanitarian Disaster or Act of God -- Dangerous Implication in Practice? Responding systemically to the probable fate of millions [Refs]

[2011]:  Map of Systemic Interdependencies None Dares Name Challenge of global life and death [Refs]

[2011]:  Tomorrow, Who Will Govern the World?: Review Commentary on Jacques Attali's Demain, qui gouvernera le monde? [Refs]

[2011]:  En-joying the World through En-joying Oneself Eliciting the potential of globalization through cognitive radicalization [Refs]

[2011]:  Embodiment of Change: Comprehension, Traction and Impact? Discovering enabling questions for the future [Refs]

[2011]:  Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds Global implications of betwixt and between and liminality [Refs]

[2010]:  Epistemological Panic in the face of Nonduality Does nothing matter? [Refs]

[2010]:  Transcending One-eyed Global Modelling Perspectives Incorporating under-currents into global circulation of value [Refs]

[2010]:  From Changing the Strategic Game to Changing the Strategic Frame Missing cognitive possibility in changing the system not the planet [Refs]

[2010]:  Superquestions for Supercomputers Avoiding terra flops from misguided dependence on teraflops? [Refs]

[2010]:  Missing the New Renaissance? No Room at the In? [Refs]

[2010]:  Cognitive Implications of Lifestyle Diseases of Rich and Poor Transforming personal entanglement with the natural environment [Refs]

[2010]:  Engaging with the Inexplicable, the Incomprehensible and the Unexpected [Refs]

[2010]:  Enacting Transformative Integral Thinking through Playful Elegance A Symposium at the End of the Universe? [Refs]

[2009]:  Emerging Memetic Singularity in the Global Knowledge Society [Refs]

[2009]:  Abuse of Faith in Governance: Mystery of the Unasked Question [Refs]

[2009]:  United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference Exploring the underside of climate change [Refs]

[2009]:  Viable Global Governance through Bullfighting: Challenge of transcendence [Refs]

[2009]:  Remedies to Global Crisis: "Allopathic" or "Homeopathic"? Metaphorical complementarity of conventional and alternative models [Refs]

[2008]:  Unknown Undoing: challenge of incomprehensibility of systemic neglect [Refs]

[2008]:  Systemic Crises as Keys to Systemic Remedies: a metaphorical Rosetta Stone for future strategy? [Refs]

[2008]:  Systemic Crises as Keys to Systemic Remedies: a metaphorical Rosetta Stone for future strategy? [Refs]

[2008]:  Self-reflective Embodiment of Transdisciplinary Integration (SETI): the universal criteria of species maturity? The universal criterion of species maturity? [Refs]

[2008]:  Embodying Values Dynamically through Alternation: Integrating sets of polarized static values through indicative metaphor [Refs]

[2008]:  Memetic and Information Diseases in a Knowledge Society: speculations towards the development of cures and preventive measures [Refs]

[2008]:  An Inconvenient Truth about any Inconvenient Truth [Refs]

[2008]:  Geo-engineering Oversight Agency for Thermal Stabilization (GOATS) [Refs]

[2008]:  Irresponsible Dependence on a Flat Earth Mentality -- in response to global governance challenges  [Refs]

[2008]:  Climate Change and the Elephant in the Living Room In quest of an endangered species [Refs]

[2008]:  Governing Civilization through Civilizing Governance: global challenge for a turbulent future [Refs]

[2008]:  Celebrating the Value of Deadly Problems Worldwide Planetary salvation in an era of inept global governance? [Refs]

[2008]:  Being What You Want: problematic kataphatic identity vs. potential of apophatic identity? [Refs]

[2007]:  From ECHELON to NOLEHCE: enabling a strategic conversion to a faith-based global brain [Refs]

[2007]:  Emergence of a Global Misleadership Council: misleading as vital to governance of the future? [Refs]

[2007]:  Challenge of Nonviolent Population Decimation: Reducing effects of overpopulation on resources and climate change by major reduction in the height of people [Refs]