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Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

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An edition of Skin in the Game (2017)

Skin in the Game

Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

  • 4.33 ·
  • 9 Ratings
  • 40 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 14 Have read

The phrase "skin in the game" is one we have often heard but have rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly complex worldview that, as Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows in this book, applies to literally all aspects of our lives. In his inimitable style, Taleb pulls on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Hammurabi to Donald Trump to Seneca to the ethics of disagreement to create a jaw-dropping tapestry for understanding our world in a brand new way.

The phrase "skin in the game" means that you do not pay attention to what people say, only to what they do, and to how much of their necks they are putting on the line. This willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of people in all walks of life. Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about those who control our military, finances, religions, and so much more-- and shows how "skin in the game" applies to all aspects of our lives.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Skin in the Game
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Jan 07, 2020, Random House Trade Paperbacks
paperback in English
Cover of: Jouer sa peau [format poche]
Jouer sa peau [format poche]: Asymétries cachées dans la vie quotidienne
Sep 10, 2020, BELLES LETTRES
paperback in French
Cover of: Skin in the Game
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
2019, Penguin Books, Limited
in English
Cover of: Das Risiko und sein Preis
Das Risiko und sein Preis
Aug 27, 2018, Penguin Verlag
hardcover in German
Cover of: Skin in the game
Skin in the game: hidden asymmetries in daily life
2018, Random House
in English - First edition
Cover of: Skin in the Game
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
2018, Penguin Books, Limited
in English
Cover of: Skin in the Game
Skin in the Game
Sep 12, 2018, Allen Lane Penguin Random House UK
paperback in English
Cover of: Jouer Sa Peau
Jouer Sa Peau: Asymetries Cachees Dans la Vie Quotidienne
2017, Societe d'edition Les Belles lettres
in French

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OL28701875M
ISBN 13
9780141982656

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