Fooled By Randomness Book Summary (PDF) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Why This Book Matters:

Fooled by Randomness explains how small, random conditions that appear insignificant and ignored by most people can have life-changing effects.

The Big Takeaways:

  1. Theories are based on changeable observation.
    1. If New observations can change long-held theories simply because someone sees something new.
  2. Empirical science is based on a concept known as induction.
    1. Induction is when we observe the world around us then make inferences.
  3. Human reason is based on context known as heuristics.
    1. Instead of using good judgment and looking at all sides of an issue, we tend to fall back on biases that lead to bad decisions.
  4. Emotions are necessary to make decisions.
    1. Emotions can also feel overwhelming and lead us to make wrong decisions or no decisions.
  5. Random noise wastes time and energy.
    1. Most information that we hear and read in the media has very few constructive qualities.

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