The author's core idea it's very interesting and its consequences are far reaching. The narrator does a very reasonable job with all the dark sarcasm, righteous anger and difficult words in the book. It's a must-read if you can handle the language.
A challenging book (in a good way) especially if you're listening while doing something else. Would recommend to anyone. Narrator was perfect.
I was hoping for another Black Swan type of narrative, and, unfortunately, I got it. It keeps repeating examples from that book and only marginally improves on the Black Swan.
the repetition is mind numbing - i don't need fifteen examples; two suffice.
write something new; not an extension; he also shouldn't pretend that everyone can easily do what he does, not everyone is independently wealthy. An individual with a will isn't capable of changing society on his own, nor is Mr Taleb.
I thought the narrator was fine.
No it doesn't. It is already a follow-up to the Black swan
I couldn't finish the book due to its repetitive nature. It was either that, or the whole book is on a tangent I couldn't follow after a while. Also, given that the Black Swan contains many same examples, I just didn't want to hear it again...and again.
I got to chapter 4 before I couldn't stand it any more
The author goes on a rant against academics and others who do research or anything other than practical observation then proceeds to layer the book with obscure words and fancy references to make it sound erudite. I couldn't stand it.
It is impossible to reading this book and not be challenged. His basic framework can give insight to countless fields. I will be buying this for my most thoughtful and intelligent friends.
Great insight, great narration. Taleb's obviously very smart but holy hell was this the same message repeated ad nauseam. I understood the point in the first hour. Yet now that I write this, perhaps I am now a stronger listener for having subjected myself to such over explanation. In that sense, touché Taleb.
i like nassim's analogiesto the clasics and his realistic cynicism of authority in a variety of fields. Dont be so trusting of experts is a wise adage
i wouuld reccomend this book to not only investors but to anyone who must put themselves in a position of trust to experts. and whereas i found parts of the book hilarious, most ppl prob need a good grounding in the philosophies and math to derive the most enjoyment from it
I strongly suspect the author would be less than pleased to discover someone censored the word "bullshit" in his work. aside from that the performance was excellent.