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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The Kindle Book format for this title is not supported lecyuring Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Social objects such as finance, economics we treat the same as physical objects such as atoms and chemicals.

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If only the bankers had heeded this message a few years before, we might not be in such a big mess today. But, at the very least, it is required reading for anyone who would regulate the finance industry.

Lecturing Birds on Flying: How Financial Practice Differs from Theory

Set up a giveaway. The Best Books of Amust-read for anyone interested in finance. Mathematics works beautifully bird a world where rules are followed, but it starts to break down in worlds where rules can be broken. Pablo Triana knows both the financial industry and the academic community from the inside. Praise for Lecturing Birds On Flying triaan, a book taking a critical look at quantitative financemodels, illuminating both their flawed fantasy assumptions as wellas the uncritical use of such models on Wall Street, in many cases,leading to billion dollar losses.


By the time he has finished marshalling hisevidence, his call to replace complex equations with something morelike common sense sounds like, well, common sense. I often wondered if Pablo didn’t take a thesaurus, and just grab the longest synonyms listed without understanding the subt This book is a roller-coaster of a read.

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Models live here, too. The author then examines the sources of origin of many prevalenttheories and mathematical dictums. Crash of the Titans. He is a frequent contributor to business publications, including the Financial TimesForbes. The main point of the argument is repeated more often than needed, and it is flyinh a unique argument. When describing reality was okay.

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Now, inLecturing Birds on Flying, Pablo Triana offers a powerfulindictment on the trustworthiness of financial theory, explaining-in jargon-free plain English-how malfunctions in thesequantitative machines have wreaked havoc in our real world.

Some may find the elaborate prosecloser to Cervantes than to, say, Nobel Prize winner Robert Merton– annoying. It’s unfortunate how Taleb, who does manage to compellingly present a decent criticism or two as payoff for putting up with his boorish prose, has taken up a policy of endorsing anyone who endorses him there’s this book and you might also be interested to read Taleb’s senseless charges against Pinker in defence of Gladwell.


But this reviewer looks forward to more mathematics in finance, not less, in the years ahead. Review quote “Triana’s answer is experience honed by common sense. Anyone who’s read Taleb will make note of this early on and it doesn’t get better.

Lecturing Birds on Flying

Heeding Fischer Black’s message. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Pablo has thoroughly explained why mathematics do not work in the world of finance.

A very useful companion volume to Nassim Taleb’s BLACK SWAN, this book goes into great detail concerning the pitfalls of the market’s over-reliance on abstract financial models in conducting its day-to-day trading.

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Now, in Lecturing Birds on Flying, Pablo Triana moves the conversation to a narrative that anyone can follow, and explains how it is that theoretical finance can fail dramatically in the real world. Over the years we have come to believe lecutring is the only tool for conceptualization, or it’s the highest level of science.

The author has failed to prove his in this book, in spite of the title and the page count. Indoctrinating clients and investors. Tracking a true culprit. Mathematics do not reveal the causal mechanisms responsible for uncertainty and risk.