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The Resource Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Label
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life
Title
Skin in the game
Title remainder
hidden asymmetries in daily life
Statement of responsibility
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The phrase "skin in the game" is one we have often heard but have rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly complex worldview that applies to all aspects of our lives. Nassim Nicholas Taleb pulls on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Hammurabi to Donald Trump to Seneca to the ethics of disagreement to create a tapestry for understanding our world in a brand new way. Among his insights: For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing -- Ethical rules aren't universal -- Minorities, not majorities, run the world -- You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot -- Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find) -- True religion is commitment, not just faith
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Dewey number
302/.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.T35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Information asymmetry
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Risikomanagement
  • Soziale Gerechtigkeit
  • Soziale Norm
  • Symmetrie
  • Komplexität
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
Label
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A first look at agency -- That greatest asymmetry -- Wolves among dogs -- Being alive means taking certain risks -- Deeper into agency -- Religion, belief, and skin in the game -- Risk and rationality -- Epilogue: What Lindy told me
Control code
on1008773916
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780425284629
Lccn
2017047111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1008773916
Label
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A first look at agency -- That greatest asymmetry -- Wolves among dogs -- Being alive means taking certain risks -- Deeper into agency -- Religion, belief, and skin in the game -- Risk and rationality -- Epilogue: What Lindy told me
Control code
on1008773916
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780425284629
Lccn
2017047111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1008773916

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