About the show

In-depth breakdowns of some of the worlds most thought-provoking and inspiring books.

Our hosts, Nicolas Vereecke and Sam Harris digest non-fiction books from all centuries and genres.

This podcast is here to help listeners become smarter. To learn about ideas they haven't heard of or to gain more perspectives on the books and ideas they are familiar with.

We dive into topics such as philosophy, business, feminism, psychology, politics, economics and who knows what else. Our goal is to simply explore the best ideas and learn new things. You're most welcome to join us for the ride.

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  • 12. Skin in the Game - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    June 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 10 secs
    philosophy, statistics, taleb

    Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life. Having a measurable risk when taking a major decision -- is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, as well as being necessary to understand the world.

  • 11. Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 41 secs
    economics, philosophy, self improvement

    Things that Gain from Disorder.

    We discuss the concepts of things that thrive and grow when exposed to volatility.

  • 10. The Bed of Procrustes - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 14th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 32 secs
    aphorisms, philosophy, wisdom

    Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

  • 9. The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 4 secs

    The book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events — and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events, retrospectively.
    It was published in 2007, by author and former options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

  • 8. Fooled By Randomness - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 25 secs
    economy, philosophy, trading

    Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets is a book that deals with the fallibility of human knowledge.

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains how we delude ourselves into thinking untrue things due to our love of finding a story or reason when none exists.