Nassim Taleb popularized the term “Black Swan” and has recently pointed out that COVID-19 can’t be categorized as such. He said it is a “White Swan” instead. Why? Because C-19 didn’t happen all of a sudden with a lack of predictability — we knew enough about it so that we could enact countermeasures, but many countries didn’t do so. It wasn’t, as he calls it, “an unforeseen problem” – which is his definition of a black swan.
Looking back to the early thoughts of Taleb in 2009 on the ideas of risk are quite interesting, as grounded in an HBR piece he penned with collaborators entitled, “The Six Mistakes Executives Make in Risk Management.“
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Audrey Tang in Taiwan is the youngest cabinet appointee in the history of the government there. Audrey has a bias to action like.no.other and is a refreshing figure in the world of government and global politics.
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June 8, 2020 in TIME Magazine on New Zealand’s approach to eliminating COVID-19 before the summer began. It was about how there is no end to working to eliminate — it’s a constant effort.
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Name of an amoeba that enters the nose and makes its way to the brain … and eats it. It’s more commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba.” Good news: you can’t be infected by naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water. Bad news: there are only five known survivors with a fatality of 97%. Learn more via CDC
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