This book challenged me as a person of possibility for it's author is a self-confessed probability professional.
I loved the section on minority rule in particular, which the author calls the mother of asymmetries. I think this section is very insightful into the art of authentic leadership.
Overall this is a great guide to BS detection and avoidance and ensuring that people without skin in the game don't continue to reap rewards they don't deserve or influence matters based on their self-interest.
I agree with the author that the silver rule is more robust that the golden rule however I still prefer the platinum rule from Tony Alessandra.
This book is also a great guide to living an ethical life. I love this "not everything that happens happens for a reason, but everything that survives survives for a reason."
Some really interesting ideas in this new book by Taleb. But the book gives the impression of having been prepared in a rush. Some sections are more interesting and better written than others. Reflections on academia and the hazards of reductionist science are the best part of the book. Taleb convinced me yhat we need a revolution in academia. Academia has to value people who have “skin in the game”
It seems some people dislike Nassim Taleb because of his critical views. I think they are likely the type of people who think they fit the bill. For others who think that the world is being ruined by "ignorant intellectuals" and we are in the "Era of Ignorance" or the "Age of imbecile", Nassim is a hero.
As in his previous books in this series, Skin In The Game ignited many takeaways for me. The book itself seems disorganised or a little poorly planned, but that didn't stop me reading it to its conclusion. AS with the others, it will be revisited from time to time.