Saturday, November 24, 2012

Worked for General MacArthur...

They take you at your own valuation. Guy Fieri gets the world's most scathing restaurant review and leverages it into a new round of celebrity.

And now we've got the upmarket version of the same: David Runciman's review of Nassim ("big, baggy, sprawling mess")  Taleb.  Taleb responds, saying he's "extremely flattered," and that Runciman was "not offended enough."

[Not really, though:   Taleb scoldingly reminds Runcman that "heuristics need to be convex."]

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