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The Bed of Procrustes 
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Key Lesson:

Work destroys your soul by stealthily invading your brain during the hours not officially spent working; be selective about thne profession you choose.


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