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Skin in the Game : Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game

Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Paperback

Published: 20th February 2018
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Is the pope atheist? Why can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson?

This book is all about why having skin in the game matters. For a society to function properly, those who benefit should also risk something and those who risk something should benefit. Full of philosophical tales and practical stories, Skin in the Game offers a key rule to live by: do not do to others what you don't want them to do to you, with its practical extension: never take advice from someone who gives advice for a living.

About the Author

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability and knowledge. Part literary essayist, part empiricist, part no-nonsense mathematical trader, he is currently Dean's Professor in the Science of Uncertainty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His last book, the bestseller Fooled by Randomness, has been published in eighteen languages and was selected by Fortune magazine as one of "The Smartest Books of All Time". Taleb lives mostly in New York.

The hottest thinker in the world * The Times *
The most prophetic voice of all * GQ *
A superhero of the mind -- Boyd Tonkin
Imagine someone with the erudition of Pico de la Mirandola, the skepticism of Montaigne, solid mathematical training, a restless globetrotter, polyglot, enjoyer of fine wines, specialist of financial derivatives, irrepressible reader, and irascible to the point of readily slapping a disciple * La Tribune, Paris *

ISBN: 9780241300657
ISBN-10: 0241300657
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 20th February 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1