Narrator of this book is the Anti-Nassim! Narrator is too friendly and nice. The intensity of Taleb's arguments are turned into bedtime stories. Along with the packaging/cover of the book- unbelievablly bad decisions about how too market the book.
Too nice! Fast. Does not come close to capturing the ESSENCE of what he is reading. This narrator should stick to fiction.
This is an arrogant and incoherent book and there were many misrepresentations of historical trends. He makes analogies that don't stand. A waste of money and time. My intellect was crying.
All of it.
There were some interesting facts about history.
I would highly recommend this book to friends who are looking for a better way with both eyes open: the eye of knowledge and the eye of the empiricist. Taleb has extended himself well beyond the Black Swan. He gives us in Anti-Fragile a new way of looking at the world. He answers why Mother Nature is so enduring and why most man-made complex systems are so fleeting and also why they blow up so spectacularly.The insight I have gained from Anti-Fragile is priceless. I wish many more people would consume this deeply, savoring the incongruity with one's knowledge and the real world. We are all 'suckers' if we do not. I can only aspire to be more like Fat Tony.
Anti-Fragile is the simplest idea I NEVER heard of. This book shakes what one knows to its foundations. Even if you loved the Black Swan this book is 'not da same ting'.
I think his narration is superb.
No. Many sittings, many times over.
I love audio books and have been a member for a number of years and this is the first book with an annoying beep over words that someone decided I should not hear... So in this case not better because I don't think they are censoring print yet
I really find it strange that a book of this calibre that anyone would feel the need for the language police
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Antifragile is like a solid compass for a lifelong journey!
Real, blended with experience, simple and powerful!
Simple and powerful!
very very good! well narrated with emotion, I could feel the author speaking to me!
This book would have been 100x better if it hadn't been written by a self-absorbed, pompous ass.
This book is amazingly hard to rate. Anti-fragility is a great idea, probably one of the better ideas of the last 10 years or so. However, Mr. Taleb believes he is the Most Interesting Man in the World, and has a "I know better than you attitude" that borders on the absurd.
yes. Just to make sure i absorb as much as possible
not so much one specific line or paragraph but rather a sentiment spread through the book. The book points the middle finger at economists that think they are smart enough to plan out economic policy.
"I'd rather be dumb and antifragile then smart and fragile"
I enjoyed "Fooled by Randomness" and the "Black Swan". Although the same ingredients are on display here, they fail to gel, and some of the less appealing ones, such as Taleb's endless delight at his own self-perceived cleverness and his contempt for generic classes of people (bankers, academics) dominate. The book is devoted to an abstract concept, antifragility, which he uses as a theme to link random observations together. The thematic linkage doesn't succeed, there is no research, the thinking is shallow, the conclusions either trivial or unconvincing, and the main message throughout is "look how much smarter I am than everyone else". Better to read one of his earlier books again; he seems to have run out of things to say, but hasn't realized it.
Taleb has discovered a flaw in our thinking and has written a poignant book about it.
The producers of this book have for some reason decided it was appropriate to BEEP out Taleb's curse words. This is an alteration of the Author's work and I'm finding it offensive. I highly doubt people who are voluntarily reading Nassim Taleb's work will be offended.
There may be some excellent points made in the book, but I can't get past the negativity and pomposity in the storytelling to take any of them to heart. The author is utterly dismissive of any point of view that doesn't perfectly align with his own. The main thing I've taken from the book is that the author seems to genuinely believe that anyone who doesn't agree with his way of thinking is a stupid, pathetic excuse for a human being.
I've tried multiple times to get through the book, but the sneering self-importance in the narrator's tone and the author's words is just revolting. I can't quite tell if the narrator is merely trying to reflect what's in the book, or if he's making it worse with his tone. Either way, it's not a valuable or enjoyable listening experience.