No Skin in The Game: A.D. 40

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If I had to relive my life I would be even more stubborn and uncompromising than I have been. One should never do anything without skin in the game. If you give advice, you need to be exposed to losses from it


“Nassim Taleb: Commencement Address 2016”(PDF). American University of Beirut. May 27, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.

In my last post I compared the speeches of two men who lived in the city of Ephesus in the first century. One of them, Demetrius, worked as a silversmith, fashioning idols out of wood and metal that were used in the worship of the goddess Artemis, at that time the premiere pagan god in Asia Minor. The other man is not named in the story and only identified as the “town clerk.”

The story I am referring to is recorded in the Bible, in Acts chapter 19, to be precise.  The…

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