by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

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 one’s 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:

Interview with the Author

Talks at Google
Ep30 – Nassim Nicholas Taleb: “Skin in the Game”
3/5/19       63 min

B&N Podcast
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
7/3/18      37 min


Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Rationality, Risk, and Skin in the Game
3/5/18        74 min


Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game
8/14/17       85 min

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