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Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The most prophetic voice of all.” —GQ
“The hottest thinker in the world.” —Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London)
“[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Idiosyncratically brilliant.” —Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times
Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is “decision making under opacity”—that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don’t understand.
Taleb’s books have been published in thirty-three languages.
Amazing...the minute I read this book my life had changed. So I tell as many people as possible about this book. To me, it's just...the best.Published 13 months ago by Tyler Harris
Could not finish this book. Sorry. Do not buy this book. Stick to the Black Swan which is quite enough reading from this author.Published 23 months ago by M. Ouellet
Amusing oneliner for meeting people at diners or when writing to someone or even when writing an essay. But can be easily forgoten.Published on Feb. 10 2013 by S. Mercier
I found reading Nassim Taleb's other two well known books "Black Swan" and "Fooled By Randomness" more insightful and entertaining than "The Bed of Procrustes". Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2012 by Jonathan L
Thought provoking, witty, and often acidic. A bit self-indulgent for my taste. A few bottles from La tour in the mix without a doubt. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2012 by Bigkevy