The Necessary Philosopher

The giants, the dwarves, and the mediocre

One category of profession is driven by the mediocre, the average, and the middle-of-the-road. In it, the mediocre is collectively consequential. The other has either giants or dwarves—more precisely, a very small number of giants and a huge number of dwarves. Nassim Nicholas Taleb. “The Black Swan.”

A world that no longer exists

This is such an interesting concept, and I’m wondering if Singapore may have missed the boat somewhere on this. Estonia offers e-residency to foreigners http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/26/estonia-offers-e-residency-to-world-what-does-it-mean I’ve felt this for a while, but the magnitude of it only hit me last night in a conversation with a friend. The nation states and governments of today are […]