A maverick's apprenticeship via Mandelbrot and Akaike: from taxonomy to smooth runways (pioneering work in fractals and self-similarity).
Descriptions of some of his work in The (Mis)behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward , Benoit Mandelbrot and Practical Fractal .
His Yale Website
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Why didn’t people in finance pay attention to Benoit Mandelbrot?: