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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms: 4 Paperback – 25 October 2016

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  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0812982401
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0812982404
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Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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

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

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

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About the Author

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

Taleb's books have been published in forty-one languages.

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