December 1, 2023 - 18:11 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Financial guru, professor Nassim Taleb is shocked by the latest events taking place around Armenia and regrets that Mount Ararat – which is regarded by Armenians as an important symbol – is on Turkish territory.
Taleb told a press conference in Yerevan that Armenia has a sad history, as the country has been losing territory since the time of Tigranes the Great, when it reached the Mediterranean Sea.
According to him, throughout its history, including in our days, Armenia has been losing land and territories. A definite way out of the situation would be the realization of the nation’s potential and the contribution of a very strong Armenian diaspora.
“It’s a pity that Ararat is in Turkey today,” the professor said, emphasizing the fact that Armenian culture is widespread, reaching as far as Jerusalem, which is also experiencing a crisis today.
Weighing in on the synthesis of science and business, Taleb considers this a possible and advanced direction, Sputnik Armenia reports.
He explained that sometimes science is seen as something abstract, divorced from reality. However, he said, that’s not true: “we live in the real world, where theoretical knowledge must be applied in practice.”
Taleb is currently in Armenia to participate in the conference Science and Business Days 2023 on December 1-2. The purpose of the conference, initiated by the Ministry of Economy, is to make business in Armenia more knowledge-intensive, the economy more innovative, more competitive. In addition to Taleb, scientists from Harvard, Cambridge and other universities will also attend the forum.