Skin in the Game
Score: 4
From 78 Ratings

Skin in the Game


  • Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 14438354 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Ta...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author: Michael Prescott
  • Release Date : 2017-12-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 221594 Bytes


Small-town private investigator and part-time assassin Bonnie Parker isn't expecting any trouble at the boardwalk amusement arcade in South Jersey — until she meets Kyle Ridley, a renegade drug courier on the run, who desperately requires Bonnie's special skills to keep herself alive.Going up against a ruthless drug syndicate isn't anyone's idea of fun and games, especially when the enemy is the Dragusha clan, whose graying patriarch – Ujku, the Wolf – has a penchant for shipping his victims out of Port Newark in a freighter’s cargo hold, locked in a steel container where no one can hear their screams.What started as another day at the beach turns into Bonnie's longest and most harrowing night as she tangles with professional killers, sadisti...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425284643


Skin in the Game Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425284636


Skin in the Game Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges ...

Skin in the Game
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241247488


Skin in the Game Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold book that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility 'Skin in the game means that you do not pay attention to what people say, only to what they do, and how much of their neck they are putting on the line' Citizens, artisans, police, fishermen, political activists and entrepreneurs all have skin in the game. Policy wonks, corporate executives, many academics, bankers and most journalists don't. It's all about having something to lose and sharing risks with others. In his most provocative and practical book yet, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows that skin in the game, often seen as the foundation of risk management, in fact a...

Skin in the Game
Score: 1
From 2 Ratings

Skin in the Game


  • Author : John Hammergren
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-03-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0470330295


Skin in the Game Book Description :

While the American health care system has consistently been criticized for its noticeable detriments, few have taken the time to recognize the significant benefits and potential of this system. But with Skin in the Game, authors John Hammergren and Phil Harkins provide a comprehensive overview of the history of our health care system, an explanation of its current state, and a picture of the great strides that they see being made in the near future....

The Digested Read
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Digested Read


  • Author : John Crace
  • Publisher : RDR Books
  • Release Date : 2005-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1571431594


The Digested Read Book Description :

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve ...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Neely Steinberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-01-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 098972350X


Skin in the Game Book Description :

Moving your dating and love life forward is a lot like building and shaping an entrepreneurial venture. Neely Steinberg, dating coach and founder of The Love TREP, shows single women how to become entrepreneurs in their dating lives by harnessing the entrepreneurial mindset and approach. Her goal is to empower women to build and shape their love stories. A fresh, innovative self-help guide for single women who want to find love in an ambiguous and uncertain modern dating world....

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : R. P. Finch
  • Publisher : Livingston Press (AL)
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1604891084


Skin in the Game Book Description :

"Worlds that don t touch: a stodgy, mega law firm and an urban strip club, the Mob, the CIA and a quantum physics lab. Young Eben Burnham, a science buff and shy, first-year lawyer in a cut-throat Wall Street law firm, tries to represent start-up nanotech companies but he doesn't anticipate that any of these worlds will come into play. that his first client's quantum-physics product will have revolutionary secret code-breaking abilities of interest to both the CIA and the Mob, that his money guy might be penniless, that an egomaniacal and incompetent senior partner and a variety of Brooklyn street thugs and strippers will land on his plate -- or that his dream will lead to his own kidnapping."-- From publisher description....

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Bob Bryan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0646806890


Skin in the Game Book Description :

Autobiography of Bob (Robert) Bryan AM Born 22 Oct 1934BrisbaneGeologist, business and mining industry entrepreneur and philanthropist...

The Black Swan
Score: 4
From 124 Ratings

The Black Swan


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1588365832


The Black Swan Book Description :

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our ow...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Major General Ret. Dennis Laich
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491703823


Skin in the Game Book Description :

"Major General Dennis Laich is a citizen, a soldier, and a patriot. In Skin in the Game, he invites Americans to reflect on this very hard truth: the all-volunteer force is a bad bargain. Basic US military policy needs changing. Here is an essential guide on where to begin." --Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country Major General Dennis Laich makes a compelling case that the all-volunteer force no longer works in a world defined by terrorism, high debts, and widening class differences. He sets up his argument by posing three fundamental questions: Is the all-volunteer force working? Will it work in the future? What if we had a war and no one showed up on our side? The answers to these quest...