From The Bed of Procrustes

Theseus and Procrustes. Side A from an Attic r...

I still believe Fooled by Randomness is the best work by Nassim Nicolas Taleb and then he add n over it by Black Swan followed by The Bed of Procrustes. Here are some thing which I found Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms :-

  • The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary.
  • To bankrupt a fool give him information.
  • Education makes the wise slightly wiser, but it makes the fool vastly more dangerous
  • The best revenge for a Liar is to convince him that you believe what he said.
  • The Opposite of success isn’t failure, it is name- dropping.
  • Karl Max a visionary figured out that you can control a slave much better by convincing him he is an employee.
  • The fastest way to become rich is to socialize with the poor; the fastest way to become poor is to socialize with the rich.
  • It seems the most unsuccessful person who gives the most advice, particularly for writing and financial matters.
  • Writing is an art of repeating oneself without any one noticing
  • Most people write to remember things; I write to forget
  • Journalists as reverse aphorists :  Taleb says “You need skills to get a BMW, skills plus luck to become a Warren buffet”   The journalists quoted: Warren Buffet has no skills”


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