Why did I love this book?
Nassim Nicholas Taleb published several bestselling books, including The Black Swan and Antifragile, after his Fooled by Randomness established randomness, luck, and uncertainty as concepts that nobody should ignore when analyzing the past and making decisions about the future. Some people dislike Taleb’s arrogance but I do recommend this book because I dislike the arrogance of the establishment, especially when they attribute all their successes to skill while blaming others for their failures. We all like order and certainty, so it’s easy to swallow the nice but misleading theories of experts and scientists who ignore the reality of randomness and uncertainty. I became more alert to this issue after reading Taleb’s hammering of ignorant experts.