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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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A condensed guide to life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Bed of Procrustes is an invaluable collection of aphorisms to help you navigate the modern world. Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this brilliant book Nassim Nicholas Taleb distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance and erudition against modern philistinism and phoniness. Only by accepting what we don't know, he shows, can we see the world as it really is. ...

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2016, Random House Trade

ISBN-13: 9780812982404

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2016, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2011, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2011, Diamond Inc/Tsai Fong Books

ISBN-13: 9784478015407

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2010, Random House, New York, NY

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2010, Gildan Media Corporation, Old Saybrook

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2010, Allen Lane, London

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