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The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Aug 07, 11


Not quite sure what to make of this, somewhat self-indulgent, a reflection of the author's mind & personality (the latter of which I tend to find rather unpleasant), occasionally brilliant, at times not particularly insightful, but more often than not thought provoking & I am surprised to say rather more-ish. There is no doubt he is a unique thinker for our times, and I particularly enjoyed the style of the book, written in aphorisms. It's true there is not a lot that's new in terms of his ideas if you've read his previous 2 books, but this expresses his ideas in an interesting & accessible way. I'm not sure I can wholeheartedly recommend it, but Taleb will make you think & you won't be indifferent - he will provoke a response. I guess that's a good thing.
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