Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Most Intolerant Wins
The Dominance of the Stubborn Minority
Nassim N. Taleb, 2015
Society doesn’t evolve by majority rule – but by pressure from a stubborn and persistent minority.
In his latest essay, best-selling author and academic Nassim Nicholas Taleb challenges commonly held assumptions about who facilitates societal change. His provocative theory of “minority rule” argues that intransigent minority groups, not majority consensus, drive change. While he fails to examine the damage that the minority rule can wreak, his thesis is compelling, convincing and supremely relevant. getAbstract recommends Taleb’s insightful take on transformation to anyone who wants a fresh perspective about how change happens and who really alters societies.
About the Author
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an author, scholar and statistician. A review in the Sunday Times called his book The Black Swan “one of the twelve most influential books since World War II.”
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