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Laura

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  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By Joe Ochman
    Overall
    (710)
    Performance
    (601)
    Story
    (600)

    In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

    PHIL says: "Some good ideas, smart guy, not smart as HE thinks"
    "Does he even know the definition of anti-fragile?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Antifragile better?

    This is an arrogant and incoherent book and there were many misrepresentations of historical trends. He makes analogies that don't stand. A waste of money and time. My intellect was crying.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Ulysses.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Very snide.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Antifragile?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some interesting facts about history.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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