A condensed guide to life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Bed of
Procrustes is an invaluable collection of aphorisms to help you
navigate the modern world. Why are we so often unwilling to accept
that life is unpredictable? In this brilliant book Nassim Nicholas
Taleb distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions,
contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance and erudition
against modern philistinism and phoniness. Only by accepting what
we don't know, he shows, can we see the world as it really is.