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The Resource Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Label
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life
Title
Skin in the game
Title remainder
hidden asymmetries in daily life
Statement of responsibility
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Information asymmetry
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
Label
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A first look at agency -- That greatest asymmetry -- Wolves among dogs -- Being alive means taking certain risks -- Deeper into agency -- Religion, belief, and skin in the game -- Risk and rationality -- Epilogue: What Lindy told me
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780425284629
Lccn
2017047111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008773916
  • (OCoLC)on1008773916
  • 931633
Label
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A first look at agency -- That greatest asymmetry -- Wolves among dogs -- Being alive means taking certain risks -- Deeper into agency -- Religion, belief, and skin in the game -- Risk and rationality -- Epilogue: What Lindy told me
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780425284629
Lccn
2017047111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008773916
  • (OCoLC)on1008773916
  • 931633

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