Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 304 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 240x162x29 mm, weight: 544 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 20-Feb-2018
  • Leidėjas: Allen Lane
  • ISBN-10: 0241247470
  • ISBN-13: 9780241247471
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 304 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 240x162x29 mm, weight: 544 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 20-Feb-2018
  • Leidėjas: Allen Lane
  • ISBN-10: 0241247470
  • ISBN-13: 9780241247471
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
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.

Recenzijos

The most prophetic voice of all . . . Taleb is a genuinely significant philosopher . . . someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone -- John Gray * GQ * A superhero of the mind -- Boyd Tonkin Taleb has succeeded in creating a full system that goes from empirics to ethics, which is exceedingly rare in the modern world. . . Very few people are able to create systems of thought that go across multiple disciplines and display internal coherence. This the uniqueness and importance of Nassim Taleb -- Branko Milanovic, author of Global Inequality The hottest thinker in the world -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * A guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot -- John Cornwell * Sunday Times * Wall Street's principal dissident -- Malcolm Gladwell A godlike oracle on the subject of risk -- John Authers * Financial Times * Taleb's insatiable polymathic curiosity knows no bounds * New Statesman * Imagine someone with the erudition of Pico della Mirandola, the skepticism of Montaigne, solid mathematical training, a restless globetrotter, polyglot, enjoyer of fine wines, specialist of financial derivatives, irrepressible reader, and irascible to the point of readily slapping a disciple * La Tribune, Paris *

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent twenty-one years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical, and (mostly) practical problems with probability. Although he spends most of his time as a flaneur, meditating in cafes across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering but self-funds his own research. His books, Antifragile, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes and Fooled by Randomness (part of a multi-volume collection called Incerto, Latin for uncertainty), have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Taleb has authored more than fifty scholarly papers as backup to Incerto, ranging from international affairs and risk management to statistical physics. He refuses all awards and honours as they debase knowledge by turning it into competitive sports.