Another classic read by Mr. Taleb. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I would recommend it to every one.
The author has a major chip on his shoulder. Though the material is fascinating, his anger turns the tone so sour that listening to the book became difficult and I had to only listen for thirty minutes at a time. Regarding the substance, brilliant and saddening. His rather accurate explanations are both relieving and saddening.
Having previously read Mr. Taleb's last two books, I was prepared to have some of my most firmly-held beliefs challenged and I was not disappointed. It requires several readings or listenings, simply because it requires so much attention. Highly recommended.
The book changed the way I view life. Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of wealthy nations and academics take the credit. It feels as though we put a lot of money into higher education the should be used for entrepreneurs.
First, ignore all ad hominem remarks about the author. That's all just noise, and it's laughable that people are so distracted by it. I wonder if Taleb didn't do that to you on purpose. Jokes on you if you let that distract you from the message.
The message is an incredibly valuable one. It provides very simple, useful, "heuristic" to quickly evaluate information and decisions in your life.
If you're on the fence, get this book.
An amazing book on practical philosophy. This book is packed from start to finish with useful concepts that you've probably never heard of. An entire handbook of rules of thumb and perspectives on topics that will make you want to apply them to your life ASAP.
It'll likely change the way you look at everything, giving you new standards to judge things by that you never would have considered, or only vaguely felt instinctively. Antifragile adds a new layer to your thinking you won't let go of, and helps you shed other ways of thinking that aren't useful or are actually harmful.