Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

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
Author:Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life Reviews

  • David
    Sep 18, 2018
    From the back cover of the book jacket: The problem with Taleb is not that he's an asshole. He is an asshole. The problem with Taleb is that he is right. This is the third book I've read by Nassim Taleb (The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Antifragile: Things That G...
  • Liviu
    May 09, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    Five stars only because six weren't available. ...
  • Zahwil
    Mar 10, 2018
    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...
  • Philippe
    Apr 07, 2018
    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
    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
    Taleb's the hero. ...
  • Jayson Virissimo
    Jul 24, 2018
    Important, high impact ideas, but could have been a long blogpost rather than an entire book. In short, Skin in the Game < Black Swan < Antifragile. ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Sep 25, 2018
    I?m improperly awed and professionally depressed by this guy. While I?ve been in love with the concept of asymmetry since, like, forever, he puts on it such an excruciating spin that? a lot of professions suddenly attain the unmistakable bullshit (or maybe swanshit!) flavor. A...
  • Vance
    Jul 07, 2018
    I?ve read Taleb?s books The Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness so I?m accustomed to his lessons. With that said, I think this is a well-written book, as expected, but I don?t believe I learned much from it that I didn?t already know from his previous writings. The point that...
  • Bhashit Parikh
    Mar 09, 2018
    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
    ?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
    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
    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
    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
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  • Tim O'Hearn
    Mar 24, 2018
    I read this book a few months ago and enjoyed it. Taleb is kind of dickish but he often succeeds in making me question whether I'm smart enough to grasp what he's saying. This brings a special level of excitement to reading any of his works. To me, they present a challenge. A crossword...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Mar 16, 2018
    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...
  • Muwaffaq
    Feb 26, 2018
    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
    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
    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 Cañueto
    Feb 24, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Magnus Ahmad
    Feb 21, 2018
    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
    Another great book from Nassim! If you have 3minutes, check my animated summary of this one ;) Animated Book Review ...