Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

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, contri...

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Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life Reviews

  • Anton
    3.5* - rounding up to 4.Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references and vignettes of the...
  • Ivank
    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden. In this new b...
  • Ryan B
    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let’s start with the cons:1. I certainly won’t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way? The communicat...
  • Magnus Ahmad
    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM....
  • Gints Dreimanis
    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, somehow. Turns out that the...
  • Nilesh
    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author’s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title’s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least as old as...
  • ScienceOfSuccess
    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review...
  • 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 pe...
  • Satyajeet
    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions.If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing.Unlike those who complain about Taleb’s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-skinned hubris, or his...

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