by Andy Curzon
I see Taleb as having had two useful insights – the Black Swan and antifragility (a cat vs a washing machine ‘n’all).
Skin in the game was an offshoot (and rather obvious, although he backs it up with data sets), and fooled by randomness was hackneyed old material.
It’s a funny journey that of the public intellectual (I’ve found similar with Peterson and Pinker recently) – they express ‘their worldview’, and people lap it up.
And then they do it again. And again. And in different ways.
And most people figure out they’re repeating themselves in different forms and move on.