Nassim Taleb’s Summary of the Stoics

They were like Buddhists but with an attitude. They wanted to have the last word with fate. A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence. Pain into information. Mistakes into initiation. Desire into undertaking.

EconTalk Podcast: Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Antifragility (1:11:20 mark)

Nassim considers Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Seneca to be the best expositors of Stoicism.

He recommends “Letters from a Stoic” by Seneca as a must read.