The Bed of Procrustes, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Pretty much as advertised on the cover of the book — a very short set of hundreds of one and two sentence aphorisms. Some which sound wise and are. Others which sound wise but are not. Some which sound dumb and are. Taleb’s other work has been very influential for me — but this book appears to just be a bunch of provocative ideas that are mostly flash, no real substance. Disappointing and not worth it.

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