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

  • 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 Boissonneault
    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....
  • 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...
  • David
    From the back cover of the book jacket: The problem with Taleb is not that he's an asshole. He is an asshole. The problem with Taleb is that he is right. This is the third book I've read by Nassim Taleb (The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disor...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    I’m improperly awed and professionally depressed by this guy. While I’ve been in love with the concept of asymmetry since, like, forever, he puts on it such an excruciating spin that… a lot of professions suddenly attain the unmistakable bullshit (or maybe swanshit!) flavor.Anyway, th...

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