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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Part Three: Those Gray Swans of Extremism; Part Four: The End, Chapter 19: Half and Half, or How to Get Even with the Black Swan Summary & Analysis

Nassim Taleb
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Part Three: Those Gray Swans of Extremism; Part Four: The End, Chapter 19: Half and Half, or How to Get Even with the Black Swan Summary and Analysis

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The author profiled himself in Chapter 19. He had split his approaches to situations, half the time being one way and the other half being the opposite, for example hyper-conservative and hyper-aggressive. His ideas about taking risks were opposite those of most people. This split extended to literature and philosophy: "Half the time I hate Nietzsche, the other half I like his prose" (p. 296). He gave solid advice that in order to live the best life, a person should make her or his own rules. If a job had been causing problems, the advice was...

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