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  • Sergie shared from Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    There seems to be some evidence that conversations and correspondence with intelligent people is a better engine for personal edification than plain library-ratting (human warmth: Something in our nature may help us grow ideas while dealing and socializing with other people).
    Note: On human warmth by #NNT
  • Sergie shared from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
    The tricky thing about trying to figure out what people want is that people want everything.
    Note: The tricky thing about trying to figure out what people want is that people want everything.
  • Sergie shared from Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Scientists investigated half a century ago the phenomena of “experts” not learning about their past failings. You can mispredict everything for all your life yet think that you will get it right next time.)
  • Sergie shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    The Cypriot was extremely animated. I had no idea what the issues were, but saw the notion of “absence of evidence” mixed with “evidence of absence” and pounced on him in defense of Stern, whom I had never met. The petrochemical engineer was saying that we had no evidence that fossil fuels caused harm to the planet, turning his point semantically into something equivalent in decision making to the statement that that we had evidence that fossil fuels did not harm
    Note: Такая логика. Мой знакомый с высшим военным образованием.— вот ты утверждаешь, что телевизоры #Samsung — хреновые. — когда же я такое говорил?— ты же сказал, что предпочитаешь #Sony и #Philips. — ???
  • Sergie shared from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. —FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
    Note: Priceless Self-Reliance
  • Sergie shared from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process by Robert D. Richardson
    Every
    Note: Every hero becomes a bore.
  • Sergie shared from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process by Robert D. Richardson
    "Things seem to tend downward, to justifydespon- dency, to promote rogues, to defeat the just; and by knaves as by martyrs, the just cause is carried forward. Although knaves win in every political struggle, although society seems to be delivered over from the hands of one set of criminals into the hands of another set of criminals, as fast as the government is changed, and the march of civilization is a train of felonies, yet"-and here he finally turns-"yet, general ends are somehow answered."
    Note: Yet, the general ends are somehow answered...
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