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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Contra the prevailing belief, “success” isn’t being on top of a hierarchy…

Contra the prevailing belief, “success” isn’t being on top of a hierarchy, it is standing outside all hierarchies. — Or, even better, for those who can, not being aware of, or not giving a f*** about hierarchy. via Contra the prevailing belief, “success” isn’t… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Much of the difference between what is heaven and what is hell is branding.

Much of the difference between what is heaven and what is hell is branding. [Note for commentators: I am not talking about afterlife] via Much of the difference between what is heaven… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Real life vita beata is when your choices…

Real life vita beata is when your choices correspond to your duties and vice versa. via Real life vita beata is when your choices… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

The Lucretius Problem

  Floods in England are simply from the Lucretius Problem, believing that the worst future flood equals the worst past one (Antifragile). via Timeline Photos РNassim Nicholas Taleb.

(Corollary) If you socialize with someone with a smaller bank account than yours…

(Corollary) If you socialize with someone with a smaller bank account than yours, you are obligated to converse exactly as if you had the same means, eat in the places where he normally eats, at no point in time show the pictures of your vacation in Provence or anything that hints at the differential in […]