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Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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, and The Bed of Procrustes.Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestsell...
Publish Date
January 28
First Published in 2012
Goodreads rating
Sep 09, 2016
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
Nov 18, 2012
A review of Nassim Taleb's new brilliant book: Randomness, probability and uncertainty: Stress best, The Economist      source
May 15, 2013
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
Sep 15, 2015
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
Apr 11, 2019
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
The general concept is applicable to many fields beyond biology, for instance finance, economics and monetary policy.      source