The Resource The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms
Title
The bed of Procrustes
Title remainder
philosophical and practical aphorisms
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by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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eng
Summary
By the author of the modern classis The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Taleb's view of modern civilization's hubristic side effects--modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness
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TEFOD
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1960-
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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
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818.602
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PN6271
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Read by Sean Pratt
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Pratt, Sean
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  • Aphorisms and apothegms
  • Human behavior
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adult
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The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=509773
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  • Duration: 01:41:37
  • Unabridged
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1 sound file (1 hr., 41 min., 37 sec.)
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9781596597228
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Label
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=509773
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 01:41:37
  • Unabridged
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent.
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ocn811257681
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  • unknown
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1 sound file (1 hr., 41 min., 37 sec.)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781596597228
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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digital.
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
536F6D21-AB28-40B8-80B4-D4D79CCA0250
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(OCoLC)811257681
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 24353 KB; MP3 file size: 47683 KB)
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