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FABULOUS! I vowed to forever read whatever he writes after putting this book down. Finally, after a 10 year hiatus, he has come back with a new one and I will for sure read that!
Pretty good book for a memoir/autobiography. Dr. Venter is definitely someone I can admire and look up to. He is brilliant and a maverick in science and life. He is narcissistic, but all good scientists are. The last chapter felt a little jumbled together at times, but otherwise the book is very well-written.
As much as I like Taleb's writings, this one comes off as a bit of a vanity piece. The repetition of style, content, and concepts would be ok in much smaller doses, like sprinkled through a chapter of a book, but a whole book of just aphorisms (even one as thin on this one) becomes tiring quickly, especially if you've read his books. Not that there isn't the occasional fun one in there, but one gets the impression that only a Taleb groupie would really like this book.