This week I was invited to give a talk at Webit conference in Istanbul, where 6-7K entrepreneurs gathered, mainly from emerging countries. I took the chance to visit this breathtaking city, meet some great entrepreneurs, get fresh ideas – and to talk about a topic I had in mind for quite a while:
In my former life as a science editor I covered decision theory and randomness – quite some time before these topics got very popular thanks to Nassim Taleb‘s world best selling „The Black Swan“. I had the chance to discuss all this at several occasions not only with Nassim, but also with Nobel Laureate Danny Kahneman .
While running a startup (seven years later) I remembered some of the fundamental concepts of Kahneman but never really applied them. I should have known better – and decided to share some thoughts.
Here are the slides (on slideshare) which may make limited sense and be of limited use without the spoken word. On the last slide you will find some basic resources.