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What Is Skin in the Game?

To have “skin in the game” is to have incurred risk by being involved in achieving a goal. The risk can be monetary, but it can also be existential. “Skin in the game” was popularized by renowned investor Warren Buffett referring to a situation in which high-ranking insiders use their own money to buy stock in the company they are running. In the phrase, “skin” refers to an investment (literal or figurative), and “game” is the metaphor for actions on the field of play under discussion.

At The New Human University, the field of play is the evolutionary future of humanity, the role of New Humans in networked structure of the Kosmos, and creation of a heaven on Earth.

The Play for Heaven on Earth

 “The curse of modernity is that we are increasingly populated by a class of people who are better at explaining than understanding…  There is no evolution without skin in the game.” –Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Armchair warriors are a dime a dozen. According to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “Skin in the Game,” skin in the game means having a measurable risk when taking a major decision. He postulates that skin in the game is necessary for fairness as well as being necessary to understand the world.

No Skin in the Game Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game of Others

a.k.a. Soul in the Game

Keeps the upside of risk and transfers the downsides of risk to others Takes their own risks and keeps the downside. Takes on the downside on behalf of others, or for universal values
Bureaucrats, policy makers, policy enforcers Citizens Soldiers, Warriors, Knights, Saints
Consultants Merchants, Businesspeople Prophets & Philosophers
Corporate Executives Entrepreneurs Innovators
Scientists who play the system, theoreticians, data miners, observers Lab & field experimenters Maverick scientists who take risks with conjecture beyond common beliefs
Politicians Activists Dissidents, Revolutionaries
Seek rewards, prizes, honors, ceremony, medals, membership in academia Highest award (sometimes the only reward) is death for one’s ideas; Socrates, Jesus, Saint Catherine, Joan of Arc

In PraxisAletheia: The Mystery School at the Leading Edge of Evolution, we are preparing New Humans to take on the responsibility of Architecting the next stage of human evolution, which would be the sixth time humans have made an epochal leap in consciousness and culture.

We call it “Epoch 6” and we’re calling on revolutionary warriors who would put their soul in the game

Are you one of the few that are called to put skin in the game for the play for Heaven on Earth?


PraxisAletheia, Class of 2023

The New Human University offers a one-year course in the teachings and practices of PraxisAletheia: The Mystery School at the Leading Edge of Evolution. We are creating Architects for Epoch 6, which is the next stage of evolution for you and humanity.

PraxisAletheia is a path of waking up, growing up, cleaning up, and showing up in the world with your unique contribution to the world, and to creating Heaven on Earth. But the energy and impetus required for the emergence of Epoch 6 is having enough skin in the game from a significant minority of “investors.”

Are you one of them?

The purpose of PraxisAletheia includes discovering your big purpose and giving you the means to accomplish those goals. For many who attend PraxisAletheia, their big purpose includes spirituality and attainment of Enlightenment. For others, their big purpose includes serving others in the same way.

Watch this webinar to see if you are a good fit for PraxisAletheia. We are currently offering early enrollment into the class beginning February 6th, 2023, with a substantial reduction in tuition for the first 12 people to watch the webinar, apply, and interview.

Looking forward to putting skin in the game with you!