Taleb: There's a Smear Campaign Against Me!!!

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Greg Richards, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Taleb: There's A Smear Campaign Against Me!


    Joe Weisenthal - Business Insider - Jun. 29, 2009

    Nassim Taleb has posted a copy (http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/GQ.pdf)of that infamous GQ UK article in which he's quoted as saying he made $20 billion for his clients. On the front he includes a big, yellow warning saying that someone is taking this alleged misquote as the basis for a smear campaign against him!

    Via Eddy Elfenbein http://www.crossingwallstreet.com/archives/2009/06/taleb_watch_1.html who says: "Saying that it’s a philosophy article not a finance article is not an excuse. If the numbers are wrong, then GQ should put out a correction. If Self stands by the quote, then he should stand by it. I don’t buy the argument that Taleb exists in some higher plane where ideas trump facts."