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Like Twain and Wilde before him, Taleb eats paradoxes for breakfast...The aphorism is Taleb to a tee. It showcases his wit and learning, and provides ways to fillet his enemies. All his usual suspects are present to be corrected: bankers, fools, politicians, journalists...Present, too, are his heroes: the curious, the intellectually anarchistic, the idle philosopher. -- James Kidd Independent on Sunday [A] quirky, entertaining collection of aphorisms, covering everything from the web ("like a verbally incontinent person") to the injuriousness of doing too much work ("My idea of the sabbatical is to work for (part of) a day and rest for six") ... a wry, often hila-rious glimpse. -- Robert Collins The Times
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spends most of his time as a flaneur, meditating in cafes across the planet. A former trader, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University. He is the author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, an international bestseller which has become an intellectual, social, and cultural touchstone.See all Product Description
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
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 on Nov. 5 2013 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