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Skin in the game

Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Paperback Engels 2018 9780525511076
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From the bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold book that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility.

'Skin in the game means that you do not pay attention to what people say, only to what they do, and how much of their neck they are putting on the line'

Citizens, artisans, police, fishermen, political activists and entrepreneurs all have skin in the game. Policy wonks, corporate executives, many academics, bankers and most journalists don't. It's all about having something to lose and sharing risks with others. In his most provocative and practical book yet, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows that skin in the game, often seen as the foundation of risk management, in fact applies to all aspects of our lives.

In his inimitable style, Taleb draws on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Hammurabi to Donald Trump, from ethics to used car salesmen, to create a jaw-dropping framework for understanding this idea. Among his insights:

-For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing.
-Minorities, not majorities, run the world.
-You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot.
-Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find).

Just as The Black Swan did during the 2007 financial crisis, Skin in the Game comes at precisely the right moment to challenge our long-held beliefs about risk, reward, politics, religion and business - and make us rethink everything we thought we knew.


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Over Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Na een carrière op Wall Street als succesvol handelaar, doet Nassim Nicholas Taleb het nu rustiger aan als filosoof, flaneur, essayist en distinguished professor aan New York University. Van hem verschenen tevens bij Nieuwezijds 'Het bed van Procrustes' en 'Misleid door toeval'.

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Book 1: Introduction
Part 1: Antaeus Whacked
Part 2: A Brief tour of symmetry
Prologue, Part 3: The ribs of the incerto
Appendix: Asymmetries in life and things

Book 2: A first look at agency
1 Why each one should eat his own turtles: Equality in uncertainty

Book 3: That greatest asymmetry
2 The most intolerant wins: The dominance of the stubborn minority
Appendix to Book 3: A few more counterintuitive things about the collective

Book 4: Wolves among dogs
3 How to legally own another person
4 The skin of other in your game

Book 5: Being alive means taking certain risks
5 Life in the simulation machine
6 The intellectual yet idiot
7 Inequality and skin in the game
8 An expert called Lindy

Book 6: Deeper into agency
9 Surgeons should not look like surgeons
10 Only the rich are poisoned: The preferences of others
11 Facta non Verba (Deeds before Words)
12 The facts are true, the news is fake
13 The merchandising of virtue
14 Peace, neither ink nor blood

Book 7: Religion, belief, and skin in the game
15 They don't know what they are talking about when they talk about religion
16 No worship without skin in the game
17 Is the pope atheist?

Book 8: Risk and rationality
18 How to be rational about rationality
19 The logic of risk taking

Epilogue: What Lindy told me
Technical appendix

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