Taleb elaborates very clearly much of the absurdity of our systems, making sense in all the noise and offers a clear path for how to judge things on a fragile to anti-fragile scale. The explanations are both intuitive and to some extent mathematical, but all in a very clear way.
While Taleb is "firing in all directions" which may seem to offensive to some, he avoids the modern illness of politically correct and talks about the banking system, political systems, science and scientists, pharma and medicine and much more in a very direct way, without hinting or playing games.
An important book.
Antifragility is a vital concept that I'm not sure has ever been articulated before--certainly not like this. The narrator adds to the book by making a work of erudition sound like it came from a bad part of town.
Taleb writes a clear and direct prose, something that might provoke certain people. To me it made his points easy to grasp and he argues well. He made me rethink a lot of things I have considered gospel up until kow.
I experienced spontaneous audible laughter at times. How refreshing to listen to truthfulness. This is one those books that I had to own the hard copy. It came yesterday. Taleb is a genius.
Nassim Taleb eloquently and thoroughly communicates one of life's most fundamental, yet obscured, principles. An intellectual adventure!
I may re-read this book once per year for the next 2 or 3 decades, or so...
The ideas in this book were more interesting, more scientifically accurate, and less pretentious when it was called Fight Club. Just go read Fight Club.
Fellow reader, going through this book once is certainly not enough.The book gets better with every read. Up to a certain point, of course.
Typical other books by author. If you can get past his pompous vocabulary trying to impress you there's some good gems of Ideas
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