Nassim Taleb has posted a copy (.pdf)of that infamous GQ UK article in which he’s quoted as saying he made $20 billion for his clients. On the front he includes a big, yellow warning saying that someone is taking this alleged misquote as the basis for a smear campaign against him!
Via Eddy Elfenbein who says: “Saying that it’s a philosophy article not a finance article is not an excuse. If the numbers are wrong, then GQ should put out a correction. If Self stands by the quote, then he should stand by it. I don’t buy the argument that Taleb exists in some higher plane where ideas trump facts.”