43 Brilliant Musings From Nassim Taleb's Facebook Page

Nassim talebYouTube/Talks at Google‘Never trust a journalist unless she’s your mother.’

Stop everything and follow Nassim Taleb, the eccentric author and accidental poet, on Facebook.

The acclaimed author of The Black Swan, who has nearly 45,000 followers, describes his account as a place for philosophical discussions. “Please, no finance (or similarly depraved topics), and no journalists,” he writes.

He really, really doesn’t like journalists.

But Taleb makes some oddly profound observations about life, greed, and modernity. All of these are quotes:

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