The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
October 25, 2016
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.4 X 7.9 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812982404

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About the Author

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flรขneur meditating in cafรฉs, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is "decision making under opacity"--that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don't understand. Taleb's books have been published in forty-one languages.

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"The most prophetic voice of all." --GQ

"The hottest thinker in the world." --Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London)

"[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne." --The Wall Street Journal

"Idiosyncratically brilliant." --Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times