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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-20

About 60% of the content is the same as in Freewill from Sam Harris. So if u have read that book it feels like a repeat. But overall very insightful.. Enjoyed it


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Reviewed: 02-11-19

I strongly disagree with a lot of the reviewers who call Taleb pompous/arrogant. On the contrary he is someone who knows and acknowledges his limitations. In fact his closing words in the book about how one should conduct themselves with dignity just shows how wise the man is. Also, he always backs his claims with compelling arguments. For e.g lot of people complained about his claim that many millionaires become so by pure luck. He even gives you a thought experiment to show why that is true.
Only thing you may have to get used to is his style of writing and Nassim clearly calls this out at the beginning. If you are looking for a flow you may be disappointed. Look at it as tidbits of information interspersed across the book. Once you get over that and if you read this with an open mind, there is a wealth of information you will find in this book. Without a doubt one of the better books I have read written by an extremely intelligent, intellectual and wise man. A must read!