Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”

The trick is to be bored with a specific book, rather than with the act of reading. So the number of the pages absorbed could grow faster than otherwise. And you find gold, so to speak, effortlessly, just as in rational but undirected trial-and-error-based research. It is exactly like options, trial and error, not getting stuck, bifurcating when necessary but keeping a sense of broad freedom and opportunism.

Trial and error is freedom.”

― Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

“What I learned on my own I still remember”

– The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

“… our predilection for compact stories over raw truth. Explanations bind facts together. They make them all the more easily remembered; they help them make more sense.”

– The Black Swan


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