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The Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and Antifragile.By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.
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9781400069972 | Random House Inc, November 30, 2010, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.

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9780812982404 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, October 25, 2016), cover price $16.00

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9781596597617 | Unabridged edition (Gildan Audio, November 8, 2011), cover price $19.98 | About this edition: The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs.

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Product Description: Taxi drivers know more than just where they're going. From endless hours behind the wheel, seasoned cabbies have seen and heard it all: love and heartbreak, triumphs and failures, the whole range of the human condition, and they have become gurus in the philosophy of real life...read more
By Joanne Dugan (photographer)
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9781452157634 | Anv edition (Chronicle Books Llc, July 19, 2016), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Taxi drivers know more than just where they're going.

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Product Description: Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first 'know thyself'...read more
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9781784290726 | Quercus, August 9, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them.

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Product Description: Since the beginning of time, the lifestyles of the rich and famous have titillated the minds of the masses. Now, in this modern age, it seems as though we are only a click away from knowing the innermost thoughts of our icons...read more
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9781742578774 | New Holland Pub Pty Ltd, August 1, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Since the beginning of time, the lifestyles of the rich and famous have titillated the minds of the masses.

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Product Description: Hope is an interesting thing. Some think it’s foolish, often misplaced, and at rarer times devastating; but more agree that hope is an integral and beautiful part of life, something that implicitly makes us human. We’re always hoping for something—for change, for improvement, or to find peace of mind amid life’s bustling demands...read more
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9781620875599 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, May 7, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Hope is an interesting thing.

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9781510706514 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, July 5, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Hope is an interesting thing.

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Product Description: "One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years."  —Tom Wolfe "I went to New York City to be born again." —Kurt Vonnegut "There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless...read more
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9781849538428 | Summersdale Pub Ltd, October 1, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: "One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

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Product Description: Have you had enough of the vexation that accompanies losing the greatest comeback to your office nemesis? Are you sick of the irritation that follows forgetting the idea that would have made you the next Bill Gates? And it’s all because you’ve been stranded on the john without pen and paper! Often our best ideas strike when we’re distracted by mundane tasks like doing the dishes, driving, or taking a dump...read more
By Running Press (corporate author)
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9780762459773 | Running Pr Book Pub, June 28, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Have you had enough of the vexation that accompanies losing the greatest comeback to your office nemesis?

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Product Description: In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday life to the fullest...read more
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9781510706422 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, March 29, 2016, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday life to the fullest.

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Product Description: Applewood Books celebrates our country's national parks with this inspiring collection of quotations about "America's best idea," presented in a handsome hardcover keepsake edition. Included are quotes from some of the exceptional people ― Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Margaret "Mardy" Murie, Stephen Mather, and more ― who were instrumental in preserving our precious geographic and historic treasures for all to enjoy...read more
By Applewood Books (corporate author)
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9781429094108 | Applewood Books, June 14, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Applewood Books celebrates our country's national parks with this inspiring collection of quotations about "America's best idea," presented in a handsome hardcover keepsake edition.

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Product Description: Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright through this book filled with his quotes, which are grouped into twelve themes including "Humanity", "Nature", "Beauty", and many more. Wright's iconic designs and disperes in full-color throughout the book. -Trim size:- Page count:
By Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (illustrator)
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9780735348264 | Reprint edition (Galison Books, June 28, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright through this book filled with his quotes, which are grouped into twelve themes including "Humanity", "Nature", "Beauty", and many more.

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Product Description: Jackie Robinson was a Hall-of-Fame second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was most famous for breaking the baseball color line with the Dodgers on April 15, 1947, though he was also known for his strong character and political activism that contributed to the Civil Rights Movement...read more
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9781624142444 | Page Street Pub Co, April 19, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Jackie Robinson was a Hall-of-Fame second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Product Description: A handy guide to legal wisdom past and present.To be a lawyer or a politician or a judge, one must dedicate their lives to serving the public good. For anyone considering a career in law or anyone interested in philosophy, politics, and/or government, herein you will find an entertaining and educational collection of legal wisdom from some of history’s greatest thinkers...read more
By Tony Lyons (editor)
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9781510704152 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, May 3, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A handy guide to legal wisdom past and present.

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Product Description: An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers.This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself—the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age...read more
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9780393285703 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 3, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers.

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Product Description: 1,001 Pearls of Teachers’ Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than three thousand entries, it includes thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians...read more
By Erin Gruwell (editor) and Frank McCourt (foreword by)
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9781510706439 | Reissue edition (Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, March 15, 2016), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: 1,001 Pearls of Teachers’ Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching.
9781616082581 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, May 1, 2011, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The Little Book of Teachers’ Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching.

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Product Description: A thorough revision and update of the best-selling Reader’s Digest original Quotable Quotes will bring this timeless classic into the 21st century. The new collection will feature words of wisdom, wry witticisms, provocative opinions, and inspiring reflections from history's greatest figures and modern celebrities alike...read more
By John Kascht (illustrator) and Reader's Digest (corporate author)
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9781621452270 | New edition (Readers Digest, April 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A thorough revision and update of the best-selling Reader’s Digest original Quotable Quotes will bring this timeless classic into the 21st century.

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Product Description: A book of inspirational quotations, Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day presents hundreds of reminders from some of the smartest people who ever lived—from Dr. Seuss to Erma Bombeck, Thich Nhat Hanh to Lena Dunham—that happiness is everywhere and the glass is half-full...read more
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9780761186083 | Workman Pub Co, April 5, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A book of inspirational quotations, Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day presents hundreds of reminders from some of the smartest people who ever lived—from Dr.

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Product Description: "Like all pure creatures, cats are practical." —William S. Burroughs This stunning photographic collection of quotations about felines is a delightful celebration of our whiskered friends, perfect for any cat lover.
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9781849536172 | Summersdale Pub Ltd, April 1, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: "Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

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Product Description: Over 250 classic quotes--plus dozens of little-known tidbits!--from America's greatest leaders, from Washington to Obama!Filled with the wit and wisdom of America's presidents from Washington to Obama, this inspirational and humorous compendium is also packed with fun biographical tidbits and anecdotes—the perfect gift for this election year...read more
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9781604336092 | Cider Mill Pr Book Pub Llc, March 15, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Over 250 classic quotes--plus dozens of little-known tidbits!

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Product Description: "You have to treat your employees like your customers. When you treat them right then they will treat your outside customers right" ―Herb Kelleher
By Applewood Books (corporate author)
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9781557094216, titled "Quotations on Partnership: Quotations on Relationships and Results" | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: "You have to treat your employees like your customers.

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Product Description: One of the twelve-book "Quotes of Inspiration" Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from famous Americans is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which there are the most poignant quotes on excellence; the second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of excellence is revealed...read more
By Applewood Books (corporate author)
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9781557099976 | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: One of the twelve-book "Quotes of Inspiration" Series.

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Product Description: One of the twelve-book "Quotes of Inspiration" Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from famous Americans is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which there are the most poignant quotes on attitude; the second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of attitude is revealed...read more
By Applewood Books (compiler)
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9781429093965 | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: One of the twelve-book "Quotes of Inspiration" Series.

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Product Description: From the "Quotes of Inspiration" Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from famous Americans is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which there are the most poignant quotes on success; the second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of success is revealed...read more
By Applewood Books (compiler)
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9781557094223 | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: From the "Quotes of Inspiration" Series.

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Product Description: From the "Quotes of Inspiration" Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from famous Americans is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which there are the most poignant quotes on teamwork; the second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of teamwork is revealed...read more
By Applewood Books (compiler)
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9781429093941 | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: From the "Quotes of Inspiration" Series.

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Product Description: Quotations from American politicians, writers, entertainers, scientists, philosophers, businesspeople, and other leading thinkers and doers. Each book contains two sections, "Quote"and "Unquote," giving the reader two perspectives on every subject...read more
By Applewood Books (compiler)
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9781429093989 | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Quotations from American politicians, writers, entertainers, scientists, philosophers, businesspeople, and other leading thinkers and doers.

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Product Description: From the "Quotes of Inspiration" Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from famous Americans is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which there are the most poignant quotes on leadership; the second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of leadership is revealed...read more
By Applewood Books (compiler)
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9781429093958 | Applewood Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: From the "Quotes of Inspiration" Series.

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