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A condensed guide to life from the bestselling author of The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Bed of Procrustes is an invaluable collection of aphorisms navigate the modern world

Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this brilliant book Nassim Nicholas Taleb distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance and erudition against modern philistinism and phoniness. Only by accepting what we don't know, he shows, can we see the world as it really is.

'Happily provocative ... blistering ... his observations concern superiority, wealth, suckerdom, academia, modernity, technology and the all-purpose, ignorant "they" ... very quotable' - The New York Times

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  • Paperback

    9780141034591

    June 2, 2008

    Penguin Press

    400 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • The Black Swan
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    EBook

    9780141906201

    June 2, 2008

    Penguin eBooks

    400 pages

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