World History and Cultural Events Book Group

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November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Children’s Program Room

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is:  Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.   In his most provocative and practical book yet, Taleb redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. The phrase “skin in the game” is one we have often heard but have rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it’s also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives.

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Date:
November 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Children’s Program Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003