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Just listened to Taleb being interviewed on BBC Radio 4 while I was driving in to work. Totally unexpected, and serendipitous as I'm in the middle of 'Antifragile' at the moment.

I've never heard him speak before and I was initially a little disappointed as in person he seemed to ramble a little, but then that's to be expected I suppose when being interviewed live. I know I shouldn't compare him to Jordan B Peterson but as I'm watching a lot of his Youtube vids I can't help but contrast their styles; Peterson is just laser-focused, even live (as the now notorious Cathy Newman vid can attest!).

But Taleb only had a few minutes to talk and he managed to make some great points while plugging his new book 'Skin in the Game'. Most pertinently, about how modern politicians have it too easy being able to send men to war while they themselves sit in their air-conditioned offices with nothing to fear except maybe losing the next election. Contrast this to the fact that historically, generals and leaders (Hannibal, Caesar etc) would join their troops in battle and that only a third of roman emperors died in their beds! Great stuff.

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The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 02-07-2017, 03:25 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Hypno - 02-07-2017, 04:28 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Ocelot - 02-07-2017, 05:50 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Le Siamois - 02-08-2017, 07:32 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - not-a-pua - 02-08-2017, 08:05 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 02-08-2017, 11:30 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Menace - 02-08-2017, 10:48 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Kaligula - 12-31-2018, 02:53 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 02-08-2017, 11:27 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 02-08-2017, 04:12 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - TheOllam - 02-08-2017, 05:52 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Eklavya - 02-11-2017, 03:29 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Isaac Jordan - 04-09-2017, 11:46 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 11-01-2017, 09:00 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - LowerCaseG - 11-01-2017, 10:26 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 11-02-2017, 12:51 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Alsos - 11-02-2017, 09:24 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 11-20-2017, 03:06 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - RaccoonFace - 12-19-2017, 06:56 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 01-15-2018, 03:46 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 01-17-2018, 09:15 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 02-03-2018, 09:33 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Richard Turpin - 02-20-2018 04:17 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 02-20-2018, 08:32 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 03-01-2018, 12:21 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 06-20-2018, 08:37 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 10-08-2018, 04:38 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - joost - 11-13-2018, 02:37 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 12-31-2018, 12:34 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 01-02-2019, 06:29 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 12-31-2018, 08:05 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - joost - 12-31-2018, 08:32 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Ocelot - 01-01-2019, 08:49 PM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - RawGod - 01-02-2019, 12:16 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - edlefou - 01-02-2019, 11:12 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 01-03-2019, 09:32 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 01-04-2019, 05:02 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 01-04-2019, 06:02 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 01-04-2019, 08:47 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 01-04-2019, 12:31 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Sp5 - 01-04-2019, 03:19 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - renotime - 01-04-2019, 05:20 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - joost - 01-04-2019, 07:45 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Ocelot - 01-04-2019, 08:37 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - pitt - 01-05-2019, 01:31 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 01-05-2019, 12:51 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Ocelot - 01-05-2019, 04:24 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 01-05-2019, 04:56 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 01-05-2019, 07:06 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Ocelot - 01-05-2019, 08:55 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 01-05-2019, 01:04 PM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Maciano - 01-06-2019, 10:46 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Maciano - 01-07-2019, 01:42 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - griffinmill - 01-05-2019, 10:19 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 01-05-2019, 10:28 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Teekay - 01-06-2019, 04:58 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - pitt - 01-07-2019, 02:05 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 01-07-2019, 05:49 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Shinebox - 01-07-2019, 06:22 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Shinebox - 01-07-2019, 07:06 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 01-09-2019, 11:34 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Shinebox - 01-10-2019, 07:58 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 01-10-2019, 08:49 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 01-11-2019, 05:51 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - rockoman - 01-10-2019, 04:51 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 01-10-2019, 08:25 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Paracelsus - 01-11-2019, 09:02 AM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - edlefou - 01-24-2019, 11:05 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 02-06-2019, 02:38 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 02-06-2019, 04:04 PM
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RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 03-26-2019, 12:01 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 03-26-2019, 12:34 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - RawGod - 03-26-2019, 02:58 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 03-26-2019, 01:05 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Beirut - 03-26-2019, 01:09 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 03-26-2019, 01:23 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 03-27-2019, 03:53 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Kaligula - 04-05-2019, 01:21 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Beirut - 03-26-2019, 01:48 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 03-26-2019, 01:53 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Akwesi - 03-26-2019, 03:31 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Sherman - 03-26-2019, 10:57 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 03-28-2019, 03:04 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Genghis Khan - 03-28-2019, 08:38 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Genghis Khan - 03-28-2019, 08:47 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - 911 - 04-05-2019, 10:50 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Fortis - 04-05-2019, 11:30 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Kaligula - 04-05-2019, 03:16 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Kaligula - 04-05-2019, 03:47 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Kaligula - 04-05-2019, 04:11 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - 911 - 04-05-2019, 10:35 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - BBinger - 04-06-2019, 12:39 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Oberrheiner - 04-07-2019, 02:40 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Genghis Khan - 04-05-2019, 07:12 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - 911 - 04-06-2019, 03:32 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Sooth - 04-10-2019, 05:11 AM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Wutang - 10-23-2019, 02:54 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - open source - 11-26-2019, 10:30 PM
RE: The Nassim Taleb thread - Gimlet - 11-26-2019, 10:55 PM
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