Staying the Course: Part II – Zeitgeist Europe ’09
The panel explores those improbable events that the marketplace under-assesses but which end having a powerful and unanticipated influence for investors.
Taleb author of brilliant book The Black Swan says “the more you study economics the less competent you’re going to be…. the past is not similar to the present.. we’re in something we’ve never seen before”.
“Forecasting is futile, being prepared is worthwhile”.
He also says the nation state is irrelevant in the time of Google, get rid of nation governments.
Bremmer talks about how local and state issues are a bigger concern to people than ever.. they don’t care about the rest of the world now.
- Nassim Taleb – Author, ‘The Black Swan’
- Ian Bremmer – Founder, Eurasia Group
Fireside chat: Moderated by Chystia Freeland – U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times