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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More than met my expectations. It's one I'll likely listen to and read (study) again. Suggestion: how can you (Taleb) teach the math involved to those whose math skills are buried under 30 years of "lack of use"? Consider using Make It Stick (book) techniques.