Tag Archives: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Bull-Bear Connection – An Unsolicited Advice to the Black Swan Manny Pacquiao

There’s a strange connection between the stock market and boxing success.

In the stock market there are bulls and bears; in the realm of boxing or pugilism, there also are bulls and bears. The bulls are those times when a boxer keeps on winning and if ever he loses, he quickly regains the winning touch. The bears come when the boxer loses and appears to have lost the winning touch.

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The Black Swan That is Pacquiao and What Lesson Can Be Learned

For this post, we use the concept of the Black Swan as elucidated by author Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his bestselling book, The Black Swan, The Impact of the Highly Improbable. The aim is to see what insight or lesson we can pick up from the extraordinary rise of this erstwhile ordinary man that is Pacquiao. Continue reading

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