The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms by Nassim Taleb


(Wendy Wise) #1

I caught the discussion with the author on the Today programme this morning and thought it sounded interesting. Taleb explores the limitations of human knowledge through the medium of the aphorism the first one being "The person you're most afraid to contradict is yourself". He has a few digs at economists, journalists and consultants amongst others! Something to give your brain a bit of a workout!