Nico is a keen entrepreneur, crossfitter and gamer.
He is currently CIO at Bonsai, the payment app that plants trees, and spent time as the lead algorithm developer at Keyrock, a crypto market making business, as well as other startups and corporates.
Nico loves a good discussion on books and challenging his views and those of others. When he isn't working on businesses, he can be found Crossfitting, experimenting in the kitchen or playing video games.
September 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 48 mins 8 secs
We look back at our discoveries reading a range of different books on racism and inequality
September 14th, 2020 | Season 3 | 29 mins 38 secs
communication, compassion, empathy
An approach to nonviolent living
August 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 33 mins 46 secs
analysis, equality, racism
A searching re-examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and other disparities
August 10th, 2020 | Season 3 | 37 mins 8 secs
How to Be an Antiracist is a 2019 non-fiction book by American author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. The book discusses concepts of racism and Kendi's proposals for anti-racist individual actions and systemic changes.
August 5th, 2020 | Season 3 | 44 mins 8 secs
Learn why discussing racism is so taboo and difficult
July 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 37 mins 36 secs
equality, politics, race
The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations today.
June 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 36 mins 32 secs
activism, environment, politics
Radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.
June 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 36 mins 10 secs
philosophy, statistics, taleb
Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life. Having a measurable risk when taking a major decision -- is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, as well as being necessary to understand the world.
May 20th, 2020 | Season 2 | 57 mins 41 secs
economics, philosophy, self improvement
Things that Gain from Disorder.
We discuss the concepts of things that thrive and grow when exposed to volatility.
May 14th, 2020 | Season 2 | 36 mins 32 secs
aphorisms, philosophy, wisdom
Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
May 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 40 mins 4 secs
The book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events — and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events, retrospectively.
It was published in 2007, by author and former options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
May 3rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 33 mins 25 secs
economy, philosophy, trading
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets is a book that deals with the fallibility of human knowledge.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains how we delude ourselves into thinking untrue things due to our love of finding a story or reason when none exists.
April 28th, 2020 | Season 1 | 28 mins 30 secs
humour, public speaking, self-improvement
This book shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.)
April 21st, 2020 | Season 1 | 29 mins 35 secs
games, life, philosophy
There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.
A simple concept with oodles of insights that go deeper and deeper. Question everything you think you know and dive into a redefinition of how you approach everything.
April 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 30 mins 49 secs
data, feminism, society
The gender bias that is in the world around us and affects our daily lives. A brilliant look at the data that shows the facts we need to acknowledge and overcome.
April 8th, 2020 | Season 1 | 24 mins 59 secs
love, sales, seduction
Investigative reporter Neil Strauss chronicles his journey and encounters in the seduction community. An interesting tale into how our minds can be lead in seduction and the dangers of seeking the wrong things.