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Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept ones own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights: For social justice,focus on symmetry and risk sharing. You cannot make profits and...

Title : Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5)
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ISBN : 9780241300657
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Number of Pages : 272 pages
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Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5) Reviews

  • Denis Vasilev

    Рациональность как выживание, связь действий с результатом. Есть хорошие дополнения к привычной картине рассмотрения религий с позиции их «рациональности». Как обычно идет мочилово неугодных автору академиков и наук.

  • Daniel Cañueto

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid.

    Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to distil it in a more productive way for humanity (and not only for contrarian elitists).

  • Ill D

    Taleb's the hero.

  • Jeffrey

    Five stars only because six weren't available.

  • Philippe

    Taleb’s ‘Skin in the Game’ has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows:

    1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties.

    2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IYIs). These people monopolize positions of authority and routinely take decisions to intervene in that complex world, without however doing the effort to think through the cascading impacts of these decisions and being convenient
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  • Tim O'Hearn

    I read this book a few months ago and enjoyed it. Taleb is kind of dickish but he often succeeds in making me question whether I'm smart enough to grasp what he's saying. This brings a special level of excitement to reading any of his works. To me, they present a challenge. A crossword puzzle of intellect with some pseudo elements.

    The underlying concept in this book is evident from the title. It's an extrapolation of the principle-agent problem. Most of my notes from my original reading have bee
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  • Stephan

    “The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (“ look at what he said”) rather than blasting his exact position (“ look at what he means” or, more broadly, “look at what he stands for”)— for the latter requires an extensive grasp of the proposed idea.”

    This quote from Mr. Taleb perfectly summarizes my problems with his book.

    The general theme of the book is that one should be wary of those making decisions who lack consequences of thos
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  • Vance

    I’ve read Taleb’s books The Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness so I’m accustomed to his lessons. With that said, I think this is a well-written book, as expected, but I don’t believe I learned much from it that I didn’t already know from his previous writings. The point that skin in the game is necessary for accurate examination of changes in the economy and policies is informative and one that economists often overlook, though I think Taleb exaggerates the rate economists overlook this point, ...more