NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB is a (former) option trader, now self-owned scholar who engages in a multidisciplinary no-nonsense approach to probability. Although he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University, he self-funds his research and operates in the manner of independent scholars. He is known for his BS-busting, his intolerance for fake research and his multivolume Incerto (The Black Swan, Antifragile, Fooled by Randomness, The Bed of Procrustes, and Skin in the Game). He has completed 600,000 option trades and now specializes in the mitigation of tail risk.
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