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The Bed Of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms: Revised and Updated

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Item #: D80426
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 162 / 2015
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812982404
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"I never trust a man who doesn't have enemies," avers former financial options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb. After exploring the limitations of knowledge in Antifragile and The Black Swan, here he proves himself a master of the aphorism, expressing his determined resistance against the follies of contemporary life with a dry wit and brutal candor. Taleb extols the virtues of courage, elegance, and knowledge, discoursing here on such subjects as faith, wealth, technology, love, friendship, philosophy, and writing ("It is a waste of emotions to answer critics; better to stay in print long after they are dead"). This 2016 edition benefits from a wealth of new material, as well as a postface by the author.

 

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