This book is a long overdue exploration of how complex systems respond asymmetrically to volatility.
loves technology, science, engineering, how stuffs work, improvements, problem solving, sketching, photography...
Maybe not after listening to this audiobook
Not really as the book gives an interesting view on what makes product/society/system robust (or antifragile in the book's language). But too many tough words are used and since I do not pay 100% attention all the time while listening, I forgot what are definitions for some of the bombastic words used.
Sounds just like other audiobook.
I think the language is beyond my liking and I would not buy a follow-up.
I wanted to like it, but Nassim simply doesn't have the mind to write competently on this topic. "there is no antonym for fragile." No? So "durable" isn't an antonym for fragile? "Earth must be perfectly resilient to survive for 4 billion years." No, it doesn't. it doesn't have goals. You don't need to be resilient if you don't have any goals.
Quality, I am interested only in essential quality.
there is a perfect coincidence of this performance and fragility. why censor the author in an Audible book?
makes no sense.
While I am unsure that the author would characterize this as a work of philosophy, I find it a foundational work of deep thoughtfulness that would make philosophy a practical art. Mr. Taleb's understanding of history and commerce are astounding. The definition of "antifragility" is so practical and workable that one wonders why it has not been talked about before. Fortunately, the author offers an answer. His excoriation of my profession, medicine, is incisive, factual and consistent with my 30 year observation of the industry primarily involved in the production of sickness, having an abhorrence of caring for health. Worth the time.