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Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries of daily life
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries of daily life
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas2018
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A book about challenging long-held beliefs about risk, reward, politics, religion and finance. How can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson? Is the pope atheist? More than the foundation of risk management, skin in the game is an astonishingly complex worldview that, as Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows in this provocative book, applies to all aspects of our lives and drives history. In his inimitable style, he draws on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump to Seneca to the ethics of disagreement to how to buy a used car, to create a jaw-dropping tapestry for understanding this idea in a brand new way. Full of philosophical tales and practical stories, Skin in the Game offers a key rule to live by: do not do to others what you don't want them to do to you, with its practical extension: never take advice from someone who gives advice for a living.
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Imprint:
[London] : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018.
Collation:
xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Antaeus whacked -- A brief tour of symmetry -- The rise of the Incerto -- A first look at agency. Why each one should eat his own turtles: equality is uncertainty -- That greatest assymetry. The most intolerant wins: the dominance of the stubborn minority -- A few more counterintuitive things about the collective -- Wolves among dogs. How to legally own another person -- The skin of others in your game -- Being alive means taking certain risks. life in the simulation machine -- The intellectual yet idiot -- Inequality and skin in the game -- An expert called Lindy -- Deeper into agency. Surgeons should not look like surgeons -- Only the rich are poisoned: the preference of others -- Face no verba (deeds before words) -- The facts are true, the news is fake -- The merchandising of virtue -- Peace, neither ink nor blood -- Religion, belief, and skin in the game. They don't know what they are talking about when they talk about religion -- No worship without skin in the game -- Is the Pope atheist? -- Risk and nationality. How to be rational about rationality -- The logic of risk taking.
ISBN:
9780241300657
Dewey class:
158.2
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryNon FictionOn order
Hampton LibraryHealth and Wellbeing158.2 TALOnloan - Due: 29 Nov 2019
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