Nassim Taleb is one of the authors and mentors who significantly influenced my thinking. I was lucky to meet him, here are some notions I learned from him.
If you combine data from software, books and other sources to make your decisions, you are free and you own the outcome. Here is why it matters.
Risks exist no matter what we do. We can ignore learning about what may go wrong, hoping that not thinking about it will prevent its occurrence. Or we can learn technicalities, how things go wrong and how they go right, to help them go right. As astronaut Chris Hadfield puts it: the more you learn the less you fear.