Some Thoughts On Various Subjects From Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“When you develop your opinions on the basis of weak evidence, you will have difficulty interpreting subsequent information that contradicts these opinions, even if this new information is obviously more accurate.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer has a simple heuristic. Never ask the doctor what you should do. Ask him what he would do if he were in your place. You would be surprised at the difference”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status – but rarely for your wisdom.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“People focus on role models; it is more effective to find antimodels – people you don’t want to resemble when you grow up”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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