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- Things That Gain from Disorder
- By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Narrated by: Joe Ochman
- Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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.
Some good ideas, smart guy, not smart as HE thinks
- By Philo on 12-24-12
Antifragility is a very interesting concept
But there is too much negativity in the story. Quite some of it exaggerated at the very least.