I've been a compulsive reader, writer and theatre goer all my life. My book blog is here: http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/ Mostly food at the moment but also knitting is here: http://cathyingeneva.wordpress.com/
After 4 pages of the introduction:
If there is one thing I hate more than a salesman, it's an evangelistic salesman. If your stuff works, it sells itself, after all.
If I were on top of Mt Everest and my oxygen was about to run out and Taleb was the tent to tent salesman trying to convince me I needed more, I would slam the flap right in his face.
This is the sort of book that in twenty years' time will make people cringe that they read it. A book equivalent of platform shoes for men.
Note that it is not on my better-written-than-H-P- shelf.