Fat Tony and Dr. John ...


 
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Fat Tony and Dr. John ...
Jos Nieland, Teacher, Netherlands, SIG Leader
In the Black Swan and his other books, Taleb distinguish between two types of knowledge, each with it's own funny archetype:
- Rational / formal / Plato / Soviet / Harvard classroom knowledge. Taleb uses 'Dr. John' as the symbol for the rational person. Dr. John is "college wise" and knows what's going on the university or financial institution where he works.
- Sceptical / empiric / non-Plato / streetwise knowledge. 'Fat Tony' represents this last type of knowledge. He is streetwise and knows what's going on in the world around him. He has an enormous curiosity about the texture of reality.
Here are some more characteristics ofthe two guys:

Fat Tony
(Skeptic, empiric knowledge)
Dr. John
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M. Firoze, Manager, Bangladesh, Member
Fat Tony of course! Tony's are the appropriate managers in the business world. They combine theoretical knowledge with a healthy dose of real world em...Sign up
 

 
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Jos Nieland, Teacher, Netherlands, SIG Leader
@M. Firoze: Actually, Fat Tony has just a little theoretical knowledge, and a lot of real world (sceptical) empirici...Sign up
 

   

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