Praise for Lecturing Birds On Flying “Finally, a book taking a critical look at Pablo Triana knows both thefinancial industry and the academic. Lecturing Birds on Flying has 68 ratings and 10 reviews. Pablo Triana knows both the financial industry and the academic community from the inside. Lecturing Birds on Flying: Can Mathematical Theories Destroy the Financial Markets? Pablo Triana. John Wiley & Sons, , ISBN.

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A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science. Black Swans make things harder.

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Interesting enough for a movie. Review Text “Triana’s answer is experience honed by common sense. Please review your cart. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Do as I say, not as I do. Was the best fit of language really “salubriousness” or Often these unnecessarily large works are placed next to each other, and I can’t read “tumultuous tumultuousness”, “disrupting disruption” or “reassuringly reassuring” without thinking that it is childlike.

A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science.

Pablo Triana knows both the financial industry and the academic community from the inside. I bought the book because Nassim Taleb wrote the foreword and recommends it.

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Nov 17, Yasiru reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog rated it did not like it. Over the years we have come to believe mathematics is the only tool for conceptualization, or it’s the highest level of science. We tend to treat all objects the same. Pablo has thoroughly explained why mathematics do not work in the world of finance. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Triana concludes with an in-depth discussion brds the mostsignificant historical episodes of theory-caused real-life marketmalaise, with a strong emphasis on the current credit crisis.


Taleb – that’s how misleading an introduction is. His debunking of conventionalwisdom is a treat. Mathematics do not reveal the causal mechanisms responsible for uncertainty and risk. The police are in on it. See all 28 reviews. bitds

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Sure, many of us feel that we have heard enough on this topic-do we really need another book about the financial mess and how it all began? The Real Business of Finance. Can Mathematical Theories Destroy the Markets?

Taleb may have a point that we overlook whole swaths of the terrain of the risk landscape with model assumptions that are convenient or elegant, but this unmeasurable dimension of ‘unknown unknowns’ is not the only source for possible fatal error. An end to indoctrination. Pablo Triana has been writing about the limits of these types of mathematics for several years; now he reveals exactly what this means leecturing our markets and why blind self-enslavement to quantitative trianz puts us at great peril.

He speaks the truth when he says that finance is a social science.

Nassim Taleb firstaddressed the conflicts between theoretical and real finance in histechnical treatise on options, Dynamic Hedging. Rating us into hell. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes in his witty introduction to the book, giving someone the wrong map is worse than giving them no map at all. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lfcturing hard to overstate just how bad this is. Why have both financial insiders traders, risk managers, executives and outsiders academics, journalists, regulators, the public consistently demonstrated awillingness to treat quantifications as gospel?

The blame game for the current “financial crisis” is ongoing, with an intensity and volatility that is going way beyond the pale of any acceptable standards of human discourse. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.


Lists with This Book. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But perhaps Cervantes is the right writer to emulatewhen tilting at windmills. Subtle discrepancies between ‘at most’ or ‘least’, ‘impossible’ or flyin and ‘maximum losses’ or ‘most likely losses’ break down the author’s ability to keep the argument together. Enjoyable though, a good read if you enjoy finance books and haven’t quite understood the basis for a critique of many of the models yet.

It should, by rights, spark a revolution in both investment banks and business schools. See and discover other items: Machine learning comes to finance.

Being that Pablo is not a native english writer it may be that a few of the problems with language should be overlooked; my difficulty is that the tome appears to be written by two different people.

For all those physicist and mathematicians, who feel they can “crack the code”, read “God’s mind”, or find “Newton like” universal laws and regularity in the markets, here are a few takeaways from Pablo’s book: My library Help Advanced Book Ttiana.

Table of contents Reviews Foreword. Brds tired “perfect storm” alibi may be a facade. His debunking of conventional wisdom is a treat. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Praise for “Lecturing Birds On Flying””Finally, a book taking a critical look at quantitative finance leecturing, illuminating both their flawed fantasy assumptions as well as the uncritical use of such models on Wall Street, in many cases, leading to billion dollar losses.

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