Taleb’s first book has stood the test of time, and remains one of the most eye-opening books I’ve ever read. His Incerto has changed my thinking more than any other series.
Fooled by Randomness shows that though our world is dominated by randomness, as humans we are not built to deal with it. We see causality where there is none, and stress over things that are random.
We fail to realize when outcomes are driven by randomness, and drive ourselves crazy as a result. And we study and worship those who likely had a large part of their success driven by randomness.
Taleb’s writing is also some of the most entertaining I’ve ever read.
Read this book and you’ll never see the world the same again.
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