Tag: Success

The Four Laws of Success and Probability

Of course I believe in luck.  How otherwise to explain the success of those you dislike?  – Jean Cocteau, French writer and artist The most important questions of life are, for the most part, really only problems of probability.  – Pierre-Simon Maquis de Laplace, French mathematician & pioneer in the field of statistics Meeting Phil…

The Secret of Success (According to a Middle-Eastern Philosopher and an American Cartoonist)

The Philosopher and the Cartoonist The Middle-Eastern philosopher is Nassim Nicholas Taleb.  Taleb is a Lebanese-American author, academic, statistician, and philosopher.  He achieved riches in bond trading and fame from his best-selling books Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan.  He is pretentious, overbearing, and arrogant.  He believes he has the world figured out and…