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Title: Business Bestsellers: Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Item #: 9781400069972
Description: The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek
mythology: the story of a man who made his
visitors fit his bed to perfection by either
stretching them or cutting their limbs. It
represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s
hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy
technology, blaming reality for not fitting
economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs,
defining intelligence as what can be tested in a
classroom, and convincing people that employment
is not slavery. With a rare combination of pointed
wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human
illusions, contrasting the classical values of
courage, elegance, and erudition against the
modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and
phoniness. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8," 128 pp.
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