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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.
It was a struggle to make it through this book, which as far as I can tell is either a quick cash grab to capitalise on the popularity of his earlier works, or possibly a piece of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paget Creelman
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 15 months ago by Tyler Harris
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