High Science

“This error of thinking that things always have a reason that is accessible to us”

Currently reading Antifragile by Nassem Taleb.  He’s surprisingly skeptical of High Science (my term) and — instead — tilts toward the tinkerers.

I’m very inclined to like this book, especially since his skepticism mirrors my own on topics like High Science, government interventionism, and jobs in Corporate America.

But I’m not sure that he’s articulated it in a way that gives you much insight into how to lead your life.  At least not yet.  The biggest insight so far: Optionality matters.  Make decisions that give you good choices in the future.   Limit your downside without limiting your upside.

Which is eerily similar to what they teach you in poker books.

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