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  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 28 January 2014
  • ISBN : 9780812979688
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 26 voters

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Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In Antifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call “efficient” not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of the Titanic save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear. Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it. Praise for Antifragile “Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining.”—The Economist “A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives.”—Newsweek

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Antifragile

Antifragile
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • ISBN : 9780812979688
DOWNLOAD BOOKAntifragile

Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 9780425284643
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus

Incerto

Incerto
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House Trade
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780593243657
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The landmark five-book series--all together in one boxed set The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don't understand the world, expressed in the form of a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great certainty as

Incerto 5-Book Bundle

Incerto 5-Book Bundle
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780593243664
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The landmark five-book series—all together in one ebook bundle The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don’t understand the world, expressed in the form of a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great

The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts

The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts
  • Author : Farnam Street
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • ISBN : 1999449002
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The old saying goes, ''To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'' But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job - and get it done right. The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And

Anti-fragile ICT Systems

Anti-fragile ICT Systems
  • Author : Kjell Jørgen Hole
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • ISBN : 9783319300702
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This book introduces a novel approach to the design and operation of large ICT systems. It views the technical solutions and their stakeholders as complex adaptive systems and argues that traditional risk analyses cannot predict all future incidents with major impacts. To avoid unacceptable events, it is necessary to establish and operate anti-fragile ICT systems that limit the impact of all incidents, and which learn from small-impact incidents how to function increasingly well in changing environments. The book applies four

The Bed of Procrustes

The Bed of Procrustes
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780141969244
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In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form. Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never did. Those who were too tall had their legs chopped off; those who were too short were stretched. Every aphorism here

Myth, Meaning, and Antifragile Individualism

Myth, Meaning, and Antifragile Individualism
  • Author : Marc Champagne
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • ISBN : 9781788360319
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Jordan Peterson has attracted a high level of attention. Controversies may bring people into contact with Peterson's work, but ideas are arguably what keep them there. Focusing on those ideas, this book explores Peterson’s answers to perennial questions. What is common to all humans, regardless of their background? Is complete knowledge ever possible? What would constitute a meaningful life? Why have humans evolved the capacity for intelligence? Should one treat others as individuals or as members of a group?

The Coddling of the American Mind

The Coddling of the American Mind
  • Author : Greg Lukianoff,Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • ISBN : 9780735224902
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Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t

Antifragile Systems and Teams

Antifragile Systems and Teams
  • Author : Dave Zwieback
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781491908532
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How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile? All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O’Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile. Systems are fragile when organizations are unprepared to handle changing conditions. As generalists adept at several roles, DevOps practitioners adjust more

Becoming Antifragile

Becoming Antifragile
  • Author : Dr Paige Williams
  • Publisher : Grammar Factory Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781989737620
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Are You Ready to Move Beyond Resilience? The level of disruption as we start this new decade is like nothing we’ve experienced before. Resilience simply won’t cut it in the face of such uncertainty. ‘Bouncing back’ isn’t enough. It’s exhausting and it’s burning us out. We need something that sustains us in the long term. We need to benefit rather than break from our experiences. We need to turn disruption and uncertainty to our advantage.

More Margin: Checklists for an antifragile life

More Margin: Checklists for an antifragile life
  • Author : Jim Roberts
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2020-03-27
  • ISBN : 9783748721444
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"...A battery-pack of one-page checklists to kickstart a life of more margin and ease" The winners of today are those who can survive in a complex world which we can't predict, or even really understand. And the greatest winners are those who can thrive in complexity and unpredictability. Today's winners know how to be 'antifragile'. Perhaps you know what a black swan is. You know the difference between fragile, robust, and antifragile. Now what? Open this unique book to learn

SUMMARY - Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

SUMMARY - Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Author : Shortcut Edition
  • Publisher : Shortcut Edition
  • Release Date : 2021-06-18
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the concept of anti-fragility which allows you to face shocks, fluctuations and stress. You will also discover : that antifragility systems are part of your daily life; that to be antifragile, a system must generate more gains than losses; that shocks and fragility are sometimes good things; that if you focus

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780141031484
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This is a book about luck. More specifically, it is a book about how we perceive luck, twist it around and regard it as intention or purpose.

Building Anti-Fragile Organisations

Building Anti-Fragile Organisations
  • Author : Tony Bendell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781317171065
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Every day human organisations fail. Building Anti-Fragile Organisations explores a powerful alternative framework for risk in the design and management of human systems. Anti-Fragility is a new way of thinking about mitigating risk that builds on earlier work on the characteristics of biological systems that, being more than just robust, actually improve their resilience through being stressed. Professor Bendell explains how applying this concept to the development and management of organisations, services and products, allows us to identify the characteristics