Nassim Taleb is a former hedge-fund manager and critic of globalization who is a kind of ‘anti-Thomas Friedman.’ His break-out book spent more than a year on the New York Times non-fiction list, and got a reported $4-million advance
Dimitry Orlov: Years before the financial crisis, the Russian software engineer made a sailboat his home — and survival strategy. On Club Orlov, he blogs about the notions that made his book , Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, an underground hit.
Gold-bug Jim Sinclair bet any takers $1 million that gold would hit $1,650 per oz. by 2011.