2018-03-16 – I finished the books of Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Hi everyone, this is Frank and this blog is going to change its mission. As I move forward in my career, I now need to study and learn and remember things for the future.

This blog is now going to contain messages for the future me. To smile, read and remember.

2018-03-16

In the last month, I read the following books, all from the same author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and all on risks and risk-taking. This is part of my learning about markets and finance.

(In order of publication)

Fooled by Randomness, Black swan, Antifragile and Skin in the game.

This is the type of book that you need to read multiple times (with at least one year in between) to get something new out of it each time.

My current summary (to be expanded at the next reading):

  • Surviving is the real name of the game
  • Randomness is more influential than you think
  • The triad: Fragile, Robust, Antifragile
  • To have a valuable opinion you need skin in the game (if you are wrong you pay)

Done for today

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