Robert Shiller’s accessibility, humility, and charm

I first met Robert Shiller in person as we were seated next to each other at a breakfast panel discussion. I found myself inadvertently eating all the fruits on his plate and drinking his coffee and water, leaving him with the muffins and other unfashionable food (and nothing to drink). He did not complain (he may have not noticed). I did not know Shiller when I featured him in the first edition and was surprised by his accessibility, his humility, and his charm (by some heuristic one does not expect people who have vision to be also personable).”

Excerpt From: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. “Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets.”