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Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: [London] : Allen Lane, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The hottest thinker in the world' (The Times) is back with a book about why we should only trust those who have something to lose. Is the pope atheist? Why can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson? This book is all about why having skin in the game matters. For a society to function properly, those who benefit should also risk something and those who risk something  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN: 9780241247471 0241247470 9780241300657 0241300657
OCLC Number: 1028954278
Description: xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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"'The hottest thinker in the world' (The Times) is back with a book about why we should only trust those who have something to lose. Is the pope atheist? Why can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson? This book is all about why having skin in the game matters. For a society to function properly, those who benefit should also risk something and those who risk something should benefit. Full of philosophical tales and practical stories, Skin in the Game offers a key rule to live by: do not do to others what you don't want them to do to you, with its practical extension: never take advice from someone who gives advice for a living."--Publisher's website.

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The author of The Black Swan is back with a simple warning: don't buy what your neighbour is selling unless he owns some too. The obvious application for this is investing, but Taleb has a much Read more...

 
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