Nassim Taleb is a maverick intellect. A nonconformist and the embodiment of antifragility and convexity. Joe Ochman's narration was also genius. Throughly enjoyed this audiobook and will probably listen to it again to really appreciate its brilliance.
Say Less, Mean More?
This is really one of my all-time favorite books, and listening to it is a pleasure.
How the ideas from Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan evolved into Antifragile which is a masterpiece in my view.
The intonation seemed to precisely match Nassim Taleb's intentions, and it was very well done.
It is very interesting, but I think it requires breaks to get the impact of what Mr. Taleb is trying to impart to the reader.
I think that whether it is intentional or not the three works: Fooled By Randomness, The Black Swan, and Antifragile form a great trilogy that was written in reverse order. The reverse order allowed Mr. Taleb to frame his ideas, and it allows the reader to see how much Mr. Taleb thought about his ideas. These are really works to be cherished, and clearly Antifragile is a culmination of the prior two works thereby making them appendices to Antifragile (as Mr. Taleb mentions).
The book becomes a bit of a rant in places, but the points he makes are far closer to truth than the prevailing practices and/or "conventional wisdom."
Taleb is fascinating and probably a genius, but sometimes listening to this I kinda wish he would chill about that and stick to the story. However, in making his points it does seem that it would be much harder to do it any other way.
Definitely worth the read. Highly recommended if you want to think hard about how the world works.
Excellent thinker. Sometimes strays into fields he doesn't know. Less compelling when he's talking about engineering units and more compelling when he's talking systems and risk management.
This book has so many ideas and interesting concepts.
Except he can't say 'modernity' it's great
Nope, far too long and to many ideas.
I really tried to give this book a chance I have done several economic and technical books using this format but I just could not finish this one. He strokes his ego ad nauseum and he is light on statistics.
"Adventures in brewing" by the guy from Dogfish.
This guy was so busy patting himself on the back he did not touch on his technical analysis in enough depth for me. I was annoyed with him.
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
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.