Du kanske gillar
Skin In The Game Exp
Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.
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, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept ones own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.
As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights:
For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing. You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations.
Ethical rules arent universal. Youre part of a group larger than you, but its still smaller than humanity in general.
Minorities, not majorities, run the world. The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others.
You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot. Educated philistines have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets.
Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find). A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines.
True religion is commitment, not just faith. How much you believe in something is manifested only by what youre willing to risk for it.
The phrase skin in the game is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but its also an astonishingly complex worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives.
Passar bra ihop
De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth... av Richard H Thaler, Cass R Sunstein (häftad).Köp båda 2 för 298 kr
Fler böcker av Nassim Nichol Taleb
Nassim Nichol Taleb
Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb"s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don"t understand. The other books in t...
Black Swan The 2Nd Ed
Nassim Nichol Taleb
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yetcauses massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Talebshows in a playful way that black swan events explain almost everything aboutour world.