This is the second Taleb book on the list for this year. The first was Fooled by Randomness, which I liked better. I love Taleb’s style and how he pokes fun at business school students, newspapers, and idiot savants. I actually picked this book up close to when it was released in 2007 and didn’t make it very far. I had trouble getting through it this time and it took over 2 weeks of reading time. That hindered my comprehension of some of the key concepts and I’ll need to revisit this book at some point. But overall, a very helpful book on how to consider the things outside of what we normally expect and what is usually discussed.
This is book 32 of 52 of Erik’s 2018 Books of Titans reading list.