If only everyone thought like this

Ethics: "If you see fraud and don't shout fraud, you are a fraud" Nassim Nicholas Taleb.


I just love this guy and have read read all three of his books to date, even though they pretty much all deal with the same theme ie; antifragility.

For me the best was the Black Swan but I may be skewed by the fact it was the first of his books I read. Most inspiring of all though is his Facebook blog which expounds on his ideas and invites some very insightful commentary from which I chose the following extract:


Success in all endeavors requires absence of specific qualities. 1) To succeed in crime requires absence of empathy, 2) To succeed in banking you need absense of shame at hiding risks, 3) To succeed in school requires absence of common sense, 4) To succeed in economics requires absence of understanding of probability, risk, or 2nd order effects and about anything, 5) To succeed in journalism requires inability to think about matters that have an infinitesimal small chance of being relevant next January, 
...6) But to succeed in life requires a total inability to do anything that makes you uncomfortable when you look at yourself in the mirror.


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