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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There is this illusion that just as businessmen are motivated and rewarded by profits, scientists should be motivated and rewarded by honors and recognition. That’s not how it works. Remember, science is a minority rule: a few will run it, others are just back-office clerks.

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As an engineer with an official degree in software engineering, I am primarily interested in science and technology. I enjoy reading literature of many genres, and I especially like those from human behavior, sociology, history, and, should I say, science

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