Book review of: "Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Abstract

Book review of: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House & Penguin, New York City, 2018, 304 pp. ISBN-13: 9780141982656 and ISBN-10: 0141982659

Author Biography

Gheorghe Savoiu, University of Pitesti, Romania

Gheorghe Săvoiu, PhD, is vice-president of the Romanian Statistical Society, Bucharest, and member of the Scientific Committee of the Romanian Statistical Review, where he published over 70 articles in the last two decades, resulting from 12 years of practical statistical activity and over 25 years of training and education of the young generation’s statistical thinking. He is a university professor, Dr. Habil., at the Faculty of Economics and Law of the University of Pitesti and a PhD coordinator in the field of economic statistics and cybernetics at the Doctoral School of the University of Craiova. He makes creative use of statistical thinking as an associate researcher at the National Institute of Economic Research (INCE) “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy, at the Center for Mountain Economics (CE-MONT), and in the Romanian Committee of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CRIFST), also part of the Romanian Academy. Gheorghe Săvoiu has written more than 40 books and courses, as well as over 300 articles dedicated to statistical, theoretical, applicative, modelling, inter-, trans-, cross- and multidisciplinary thinking. At the end of 2019, according to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, Professor Săvoiu had a Hirsch index score of 6, in Scopus = 7, in Research Gate = 8, and in Google Scholar = 15. In 2012, as editor and co-author, Gheorghe Săvoiu published Econophysics: Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics, London: Elsevier Academic Press, which got an award from the Association of Romanian Economics Faculties (AFER) in 2013, and in 2016, he coauthored Conceiving, editing and publishing a scientific article, which in 2018 obtained, from the same AFER, the distinction “The best book in the economic field”. For this last book he received, with all coauthors, Victor Slavescu prize of Romanian Academy (2019). In the last 14 years he received year after year the diploma of excellence for the statistical activity at the Octav Onicescu Scientific Seminar of the Romanian Society of Statistics in Bucharest.

Published
2019-12-20
How to Cite
Savoiu, G. (2019). Book review of: "Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.. Management:Journal Of Sustainable Business And Management Solutions In Emerging Economies, 24(3), 97-100. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2019.0021
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Book Review