"The Zurich Axioms" book

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by a529612, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. yes, i read it and liked it.

    max is a character!

  2. The Zurich Axioms by Max Gunther is one of the worst books ever written.
  3. Not often I agree with Ripley --- but Ripley, on this one you're 100% right (what a load of crap).
  4. wdscott


    Terrible book. Don't waste your money.
  5. i enjoyed it a lot

    quick read....seems like a fake story...but i believe had some good points
  6. someone here in et recommended reading the book. I read it and was a total waste of time. On the plus side it was an easy read and didnt take too much time to finish it off. I dont recall learning a single thing from the book.
  7. Is it more like a philosophy book that gets you to think more than teaching you new things? What else is in this book apart from these?

    -Hope - When the ship starts to sink, don't pray, jump.

    -Forecasts - Human behavior cannot be predicted, distrust anyone who claims to know the future.

    -Patterns - Chaos is not dangerous until it begins to look orderly.

    -Mobility - Avoid putting down roots, they impede motion.

    -Intuition - A hunch can be trusted if it can be explained.

    -Religon and the occult - It is unlikely that Gods plan for the universe includes making you rich. (plus God must really love poor people, afterall he made so many of them)

    -Optimism and pessimism - Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst.

    -Consensus - Disregard the majority opinion, it is probably wrong.

    -Stubbornness - If it doesn't pay off the first time, forget about it.

    -Planning - Long-range plans engender the dangerous belief that the future is under control. It is important never to take your long-range plans, or others plans seriously.
  8. squall


    What made this such a bad book? I thought it was very good.
  9. #10     Jun 25, 2007