Author, Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan and Antifragile. Provocative essayist, thinker on risk, mathematics and economics. Previously a derivatives trader on Wall St.
When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.
A great book for a refresher in analytical philosophy: pleasant, clear. Go buy this book!
A wonderful book on wisdom and decision-making written by a wise decision-maker. This is the kind of book you read first, then leave by your bedside and re-read a bit every day, so you can slowly soak up the wisdom. It is sort of Montaigne but applied to business, with a great investigation of the psychological dimension of decision-making. I like the book for many reasons –the main one is that it was written by a practitioner who knows what he wants, not by an academic. Enjoy it!
I never understood why this book never made it in the Anglo-Saxon world. This is one of the 20th century’s masterpieces.
Riveting! Particularly if you follow the paper. Partial Differential Equations familiar to quants! A gem.
Read this book now; wait a while, then read it again.