[ebook] The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Incerto Book 4) ✓ Nassim Nicholas Taleb


13 thoughts on “The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Incerto Book 4)

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    This is just a collection of random thoughts on various topics, most of which are a sentence or two in length. You could put some of these sayings into fortune cookies and ruin a few social gatherings. Most of the the aphorisms capture the author's disdain or amusement toward three main culprits: Journalists, economists and academics. There are some gems sprinkled throughout the disgruntled musings, but it lacks an overarching thr

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    Taleb has made a living showing lack of robustness and fragility in our use of knowledge. Indeed, Taleb's discussion and prediction of the fiscal crises of the late aughts was totally earned, and he was aptly able to show in The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness that epistemological humility was direly needed in both s

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    The collection of aphorisms (quotes, concise statements) are of the quality few other than Taleb can deliver. To have authored hundreds of them

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    Still not done with the book, but about 3/4s of the way through it. I like the book. It's a quick read. The author makes some very astute observations. There were a few things that struck me as, "Hey! he's got a fr

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    This book is all aphorisms bunched into chapters by topic. So no one story line or idea to follow as in his other books. At times I played a game trying to read the first part of an aphorism and guess the rest. Never got it. Being Taleb's work

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    Taleb has a lot of great wisdom in here that I wish I would have encountered much earlier in life. This is a book I will be sharing with my children some day. It makes a lot of wise perspectives very digestible, and easily approached/absorbed. I think his phrasing and careful choice of words is also a great reminder to be as succinct and expedient as one can. I have been re visiting this book frequently since

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    Not another Black Swan book, so readers of that book may be disappointed, but it has some good bits among its aphorisms, which is par for the course even with great aphorists such as Nietzsche or Wilde. I think I am beginning to get what Taleb means by antifragility, namely a system that isn't merely robost in the face of disasters

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    Any writer who instructs you to read his book 4 aphorisms at a time is daring you to eat the whole buffet in on

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    Nassim taleb is always entertaining, witty and thought provoking! I don't know why I didnt realise this, but was at first surprised that the book consists of just aphorims, nothing else, but it grows on me.I read a few every day and ponder them.

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    Quite a disappointment. It would appear to be money for old rope. Anyone, but anyone could have thrown this toge

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    Wonderful bedside book of what I would call quips. It is like a licorice, sherbet dip. With every dip you get another nice t

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    The second time I opened this book a number of the pages fell out.

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    This is Taleb distilled. I've read his other books, so it's not possible to know how they would sound and feel to the uninitiated. Worth a try I'd say.

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Incerto Book 4)

N error risk and decision making in a world we dont understand The other books in the series are Fooled by RandomnessThe Black SwanAntifragileand Skin in. Still not done with the book but about 34s of the way through it I like the book It s a uick read The author makes some very astute observations There were a few things that struck me as Hey he s got a freaking good point I need to rethink that And for those few moments and there were uite a fewfor meI think I got my money s worth

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The GameBy the author of the modern classic The Black Swan this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. Not another Black Swan book so readers of that book may be disappointed but it has some good bits among its aphorisms which is par for the course even with great aphorists such as Nietzsche or Wilde I think I am beginning to get what Taleb means by antifragility namely a system that isn t merely robost in the face of disasters that can be anticipated as they have happened many times before but is able to deal with the kind of unpredictable and over sized disasters that ualify as black swans not to mention seizing opportunities from those rare black swans that are positive such as record days on the stock exchange After the recent meteors we need to think this way We ve been lucky for thousands maybe hundreds of thousands of years but luck is not security

Read & Download Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Bed of Procrustesis a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Talebs landmark Incerto series an investigation of opacity luck uncertainty probability huma. The collection of aphorisms uotes concise statements are of the uality few other than Taleb can deliver To have authored hundreds of them is a remarkable featWith that said this book feels overpriced for what it is relative to the similarly priced but far denser volumes in the Incerto series I would also recommend against the Kindle version its format lends itself better to being consumed in small chunks by flipping through it in physical form It would also make a wonderful as a coffee table piece

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About the Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent than two decades as a risk taker before becoming a full time essayist and scholar focusing on practical philosophical and mathematical problems with chance luck and probability His focus in on how different systems handle disorder