The only thing new is the authors ham-fisted application of his own made up words. Additionally anyone or any idea he disagrees with suffers from accusations of being wussy,sissy, and wimpy. These random attacks and is own scattered writing style, make for a mess of a book.
The early part of the book was VERY well worth it, as the central thesis of anti-fragility is a game-changing approach with many applications. However, the book quickly devolves into a bloated, self-indulgent, repetitive mess as Taleb tries extremely hard to impress the listener with how intelligent, rich, fit (honestly how many times do we have to hear that he 'looks like a bodybuilder'?) and contrarian Taleb is - after a while you get the sense that he's no longer developing the ideas of anti-fragility, and is instead merely rambling and desperate for the listener to like him.
Yes, for the first hour of greatness, then walk out to avoid the remaining 15 hours of Taleb flexing in front of the camera and eating dinner in restaurants.
I found this book fascinating, complicated, and one that I absolutely wanted to finish. It felt like running my first marathon. I'm glad that I read this book where it has opened my eyes up to new concepts that I didn't truly understand before hearing them in this book. I believe that it's important for anyone to listen to this and really consider the concepts shared.
The concept presented is really good but the author sometimes gets side tracked and makes broad statements. (like "anything marketed is a bad product") I might suggest watching some of the authors youtube videos instead.
A tour de force in clear thinking and cutting through BS. Thank you for the wonderful education and your through history, ethics, and living a good life!
Flawless performance in reading by Joe Ochman. Pacing and emphasis were outstanding. Content - while surely controversial - is equally thought-provoking to the open minded listener. Will certainly give this a listen again.
This book guides very through many things that benifit through chaos. i still havent figured out how to download the pdf with the charts yet. if anyone knows id greatly appreciate it.