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Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Discover how to thrive in a world of uncertainty with this revolutionary investigation of transparency, risk, and decision-making. Antifragile proposes that chaos and disorder are necessary for certain things to survive and prosper, and that being "antifragile" is far more valuable than simply being resilient. Covering topics ranging from urban planning to personal finance, and drawing from voices of ancient wisdom, this erudite and witty book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb will change the way you view the world.
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Few books have made me think more than this one over the last decade. A meandering philosophical treatise that explores how all types of systems — your body, nature, the economy, your company — get stronger or weaker with stress. Some don’t like Taleb’s writing style, but his ideas are compelling.      source
This is his collection of ancient wisdom. He is also famous for The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, and Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and Markets, all of which are worth reading.      source
A review of Nassim Taleb's new brilliant book: Randomness, probability and uncertainty: Stress best, The Economist      source
Bold perspectives, unusual ideas, and surprisingly wise advice around an interesting subject of the “opposite of fragile.” Looking through that lens at health, education, governments, business, and life philosophy. Very inspiring, and sparks a lot of further discussion.      source
9. When I read this book in 2015, it opened up a whole new dimension of the world that was unknown to me. How there are things that GAIN from disorder.      source
On my podcast Nassim discusses “Antifragility” – building a system, even on that works for you on a personal level, where you if you harm your self in some way it becomes stronger. That podcast changed my life. He discusses Antifragility throughout history, up to our current economic situation, and even in our personal situations.      source
9/ Antifragile. @nntaleb smashes many assumptions widely accepted by intellectuals and experts. He shows that what matters is not being “right” but making sure you survive and are positioned to gain in a world we cannot predict and largely do not understand.      source
One of the better books I read in 2013.      source
Antifragile by @nntaleb is, I thought when I read it & I think even more now, a book that anyone concerned with complexity, robustness, extreme events & thus with globalization, supply chains, epidemics, invasions and balloons should read.      source
The general concept is applicable to many fields beyond biology, for instance finance, economics and monetary policy.      source