The Bed Of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Bed Of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a very fun and quick read of his philosophical aphorisms presented as a book of quotes. It’s literally a book you can read in one sitting. However please DO NOT choose this as your first book to read by this author.
Nassim is one of my favorite authors, a brilliant thinker and writer that doesn’t write unless he has something to say. Unusual for authors of bestsellers that once they reach that level of success churn out books for their publishers and for profit. I highly recommend you introduce yourself to this brilliant thinker’s writings by his first three books. His first book, The Black Swan, brought the term “black swan” into our modern lexicon the way Malcom Gladwell did so with “tipping point”. I would start with The Black Swann and if you enjoy it read his second and third books, Fooled By Randomness, and Antifragile. All are excellent books and have been reviewed on this site.
I normally would not read a book of quotes but was craving more from this author and did enjoy The Bed Of Procrustes. That being said it’s not a “must read” book for me as his others are but is a nice serving of his thinking.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a scholar, mathematician, statistician, and author that is an expert on randomness, risk, risk evaluation, and risk management that offers incredible insight for our modern times of big data and our supposed technological ability to predict and model everything. His thinking is so important to keep our technological arrogance in check. So as usual Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!