Daniel Kahneman and Nassim Taleb have both devoted their careers to explorations of the decision making process: Kahneman approaching it through psychological study; Taleb through a philosophical lens. Their groundbreaking work has profoundly impacted our understanding of the decision making process today while raising new questions about how decisions are made in a world that is increasingly more difficult to comprehend. How do we — as individuals and as communities — make decisions when faced with uncertainty, inexperience, lack of knowledge or chaos?
This recent conversation with Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman took place at the New York Public Library (NYPL). Taleb says that Daniel Kahneman is one of his top mentors. Seth Klarman is a big fan of Taleb, according to his latest shareholder letter. The audio, which lasts 80 minutes is embedded below.