27 février 2008
Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb Four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon warned that our minds are wired to deceive us. "Beware the fallacies into which undisciplined thinkers most easily fall--they are the real distorting prisms of human nature." Chief among them: "Assuming more order than exists in chaotic nature." Now consider the typical stock market report: "Today investors bid shares down out of concern over Iranian oil production." Sigh. We're still doing it.Our brains are wired for narrative, not... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2008
It is a beautiful Sunday and we decide to head to Jabal en Knisse. Just close to Laqlouq. We are a group of 10. We all start the snowshoe trek under a beautiful sunshine. The views over the frozen lake are spectacular. We try a local speciality: ba'asama. One just need to mix it with snow! This is Laqlouq.
18 février 2008
I know one doesn't need excuses to party in Lebanon. But we had quite a good one this time: Rita just turned 30. Needless to say lovely cakes appeared once again... everybody cheering up Jeremie and Imad like Marx brothers