This is not quite book notes, but now with the craziness that is my studies, I don’t have time to write them all down.
I still want to catalogue the fact, that I finished it though.
This is an amazing book, amazing with a capital A
You know you should read the ancients, you know you should read our modern minds, like Taleb and Kahneman and Cialdini and Munger.(You also know you should eat your green leafy vegetables :))
But if you find Taleb waxing too eloquent, Kahneman verbose and dry, Cialdini too long, Munger too abrupt and the ancients not quite accessible, you ought to read this book.
Want to know why to live each day as if it were your last, but only on Sundays?
Or what role survivors bias plays in life? Or why we take on too much? And why you should not accept free drinks?
Read the book to find out.
This is another one of those books where amazing amounts of knowledge is compacted into every cell of every page.1
Obligatory Farnam Street review. ↩︎