Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5)

Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility 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, contri From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held b...

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Title:Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5)
Author:Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Incerto #5) Reviews

  • Taka
    Mar 09, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

  • Liviu
    May 09, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

  • Lucas Carlson
    Feb 28, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

  • Hriday
    May 04, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

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    More wisdom from Taleb. Since this was a Taleb book, I was ready to give it a five star rating without even reading it. Well, I did finish it. And it's not as long or as densely packed as his other books, it's more like a long summary of ideas with some ideas explained in more detail. ...

    Taleb is at it again: writing a great book while at the same time insulting almost everyone notable Skin in the game is important for us to judge whether. particular advice should be followed. Thus people with a reputation to uphold (professionals), people who risk their own money ...

    I waded into this book warily. NN Taleb was a personal favourite due to his ability to stand up to a large section of the establishment which does not practice what it preaches. Yet over the years his diatribes and jeers towards anyone who doesn?t agree with his world view was a bit ...

  • Jeffrey
    Mar 01, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

  • Zahwil
    Mar 10, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

  • Daniel
    Mar 26, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

    ?????????????? ??? ?????????, ????? ???????? ? ???????????. ???? ??????? ?????????? ? ????????? ??????? ???????????? ??????? ? ??????? ?? «??????????????...

    More wisdom from Taleb. Since this was a Taleb book, I was ready to give it a five star rating without even reading it. Well, I did finish it. And it's not as long or as densely packed as his other books, it's more like a long summary of ideas with some ideas explained in more detail. ...

    Taleb is at it again: writing a great book while at the same time insulting almost everyone notable Skin in the game is important for us to judge whether. particular advice should be followed. Thus people with a reputation to uphold (professionals), people who risk their own money ...

  • Philippe
    Apr 07, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

  • Nilesh
    Mar 01, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

  • Ill D
    Mar 20, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

  • Max Nova
    Mar 06, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

    ?????????????? ??? ?????????, ????? ???????? ? ???????????. ???? ??????? ?????????? ? ????????? ??????? ???????????? ??????? ? ??????? ?? «??????????????...

    More wisdom from Taleb. Since this was a Taleb book, I was ready to give it a five star rating without even reading it. Well, I did finish it. And it's not as long or as densely packed as his other books, it's more like a long summary of ideas with some ideas explained in more detail. ...

    Taleb is at it again: writing a great book while at the same time insulting almost everyone notable Skin in the game is important for us to judge whether. particular advice should be followed. Thus people with a reputation to uphold (professionals), people who risk their own money ...

    I waded into this book warily. NN Taleb was a personal favourite due to his ability to stand up to a large section of the establishment which does not practice what it preaches. Yet over the years his diatribes and jeers towards anyone who doesn?t agree with his world view was a bit ...

    Iconoclasm Sells Books: The Writings of N. N. Taleb The story goes that Socrates was the wisest man in Athens, because only he admitted he knew nothing. Taleb is the Socratic inverse, because he believes that only he knows everything. I have a lot of feelings about Nassim Taleb, ...

    Full review and highlights at https://books.max-nova.com/skin-in-the-game Taleb strikes again with "Skin in the Game". This incendiary book is the source of his notorious "Intellectual Yet Idiot" essay, as well as several other fiery gems, such as "How to Legally Own Another Person....

  • Bhashit Parikh
    Mar 09, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

    ?????????????? ??? ?????????, ????? ???????? ? ???????????. ???? ??????? ?????????? ? ????????? ??????? ???????????? ??????? ? ??????? ?? «??????????????...

    More wisdom from Taleb. Since this was a Taleb book, I was ready to give it a five star rating without even reading it. Well, I did finish it. And it's not as long or as densely packed as his other books, it's more like a long summary of ideas with some ideas explained in more detail. ...

  • Stephan
    Mar 15, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

  • Ivank
    Mar 04, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

  • Ajay
    Mar 25, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

  • Satyajeet
    Apr 23, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

  • Denis Vasilev
    Mar 01, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

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  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Mar 16, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

  • Mike Peleah
    Mar 25, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

  • Muwaffaq
    Feb 26, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

  • Harsh Gupta
    Mar 09, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

  • Anton
    Dec 21, 2017

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

  • Daniel CaƱueto
    Feb 24, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

  • Ryan Boissonneault
    Mar 01, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

  • Gints Dreimanis
    Mar 01, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

  • Leif Denti
    May 23, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

  • Gaurav Mathur
    Feb 27, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

  • John  Edgar Mihelic
    Mar 05, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

    Cherry-picking meets ignorance of human nature meets naive interpretation of history meets erroneous assumptions. If you cherry-pick the data, you can make ANY ridiculous hypothesis sound convincing. Unlike those who complain about Taleb?s unresolved teenage angst, his thin-ski...

    In this book #4, Taleb is more arrogant and pretentious than ever. You can never let go of the feeling that this book is about him, rather than any other topic. He's become profoundly obnoxious and negative. Despite some good points in the book, reading it feels like carrying a burden....

    Hey, another one who doesn't give a fuck. NNT is a bit of a diva, and it is obvious that he has some beef with a lot of people. He certainly sounds right. But is he? I don't know. The book revolves around the notion that people not having skin in the game will fuck us up, someh...

    Taleb's the hero. ...

    I wanted to like this and I certainly did at the beginning. All of his insults are complex, original and amusing but he insults so many people so frequently that the process itself becomes tedious. I do enjoy his historical anecdotes, but again there are a large volume of them, and not...

    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...

    I like Taleb's books while hating his politics. I like that he says what he thinks is true and doesn't care who he pisses off. He is also right about a lot of things. He is on target with his jibes at chattering classes who no skin in the game and blythly go on about issues that they w...

    Taleb should know by now that, according to Lindy effect, he should respect the canonical writing style and analysis schemes he tries to avoid. Less new ideas and more off-topic resentful digression. His message keeps being interesting. However, Jordan B. Peterson has been able to d...

    Aah, Taleb. I have read all his non-technical books at least twice, so of course it was with great enthusiasm that I bought this... SITG. Bit of a bummer. SITG has some great insights, but most of them were shared on his Twitter account, and his posts on Medium. That is: (SITG...

    3.5* - rounding up to 4. Be warned: this book is a ranty, largely unstructured, flow-of-consciousness type stuff. It has an equal probability or either delighting the reader or driving them mad. I personally enjoy the erudite style of Taleb's argumentation and find his references an...

    Love this book. Much smaller in number of words than his others, but equally dense if not more so with ideas. It?s a great compliment to the rest of his books and ties his ideas together well. I?ve heard a lot of otherwise smart people criticize Taleb as trying to sound smart w...

    Brilliant book. Many chapters of the book are available on medium, for example https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-i... Caveats: * Taleb is **not** meant to be read literally. * Read "Antifragile" or "Black Swan" before reading this to better appreciate the content, especially...

    Taleb has lost it. Regrettably. This book is a good example of someone doing a "Lord Kelvin", that is, making strong claims about things that are not within your field of expertise. Taleb is a statistician, but of course that doesn't hinder him from having very strong opinions on other...

    The one non-fiction book everyone should take a look at as it puts in (very skilled) words what most people feel - today the smooth talkers have power without risk (unless they are caught at the outrage du jour) and they use it to enrich themselves with an "after us the deluge" motto; ...

    Some really good insights in a very small book - 1. "When it comes to the country, I'm a libertarian, when it comes to the state, I'm a republican, when it comes to my city, I'm a Democrat, when it comes to my family, I'm a Socialist". 2. Cost benefit analysis is not possible when ...

    Taleb does it again-- CHOCKFULL of insights, surprising, counterintuitive insights. But not only that, he basically snubs the whole discipline of psychology (possibly even Daniel Kahneman's prospect theory) when it comes to rationality and risk-taking. Now, as a long-term believer i...

    Few authors through their writing have the ability to make one really think; Taleb is one of the few who can and does. There are many ways to be critical about this book, and the criticisms would not be groundless. For one, Taleb expresses contempt for many present-day scholars suc...

    ?The mark of a charlatan is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on some specific statement (? look at what he said?) rather than blasting his exact position (? look at what he means? or, more broadly, ?look at what he stands for?)? for the latter requi...

    "Skin in the Game" is fourth book of Taleb's Incerto. This volume focuses on Asymmetries in a range of things, from politics, to religion, to GMO. The book presents insights in very readable way, combined with real stories and well peppered by Taleb's trademark arrogance. ...

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    More wisdom from Taleb. Since this was a Taleb book, I was ready to give it a five star rating without even reading it. Well, I did finish it. And it's not as long or as densely packed as his other books, it's more like a long summary of ideas with some ideas explained in more detail. ...

    Taleb is at it again: writing a great book while at the same time insulting almost everyone notable Skin in the game is important for us to judge whether. particular advice should be followed. Thus people with a reputation to uphold (professionals), people who risk their own money ...

    I waded into this book warily. NN Taleb was a personal favourite due to his ability to stand up to a large section of the establishment which does not practice what it preaches. Yet over the years his diatribes and jeers towards anyone who doesn?t agree with his world view was a bit ...

    Iconoclasm Sells Books: The Writings of N. N. Taleb The story goes that Socrates was the wisest man in Athens, because only he admitted he knew nothing. Taleb is the Socratic inverse, because he believes that only he knows everything. I have a lot of feelings about Nassim Taleb, ...

  • Magnus Ahmad
    Feb 21, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...

    Pop-science in it's lowest form. Book reads like a poorly researched, hastily written college essay. Strings together a few nuggets of common sense wisdom with sizeable amounts of unreferenced BS. Taleb is a shark, living off a reputation and using his own fanbase like an ATM. ...

  • ScienceOfSuccess
    Mar 07, 2018

    Skin in the Game is at the same time thought-provoking and original but also contradictory and sometimes absurd. Let?s start with the cons: 1. I certainly won?t be the first to notice that Taleb can be mean-spirited. But why does he insist on presenting his views in this way...

    Taleb?s ?Skin in the Game? has been put together in a somewhat disorderly way, but the reasoning goes as follows: 1. The world in which we live is complex and eludes our sense-making faculties. 2. Our society has cultivated a privileged class of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IY...

    SITG is an angry rant. It lacks structure. The core message - mainly because of the author?s often misplaced and wrong arguments against his self-created adversaries - is never examined beyond the title?s most known or intuitive conventional meaning. The basic concept is at least a...

    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...