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    • Antifragile

    • Things That Gain from Disorder
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How to focus on impact instead of risk

    • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Fooled by Randomness

    • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151

    This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent and Worthwhile Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Black Swan

    • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,656

    Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it in the end...I think.

    • By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Skin in the Game

    • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,887
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,868

    In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

    • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Man for All Markets

    • From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
    • By: Edward O. Thorp, Nassim Nicholas Taleb - foreword
    • Narrated by: Edward O. Thorp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100

    The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A life of a genius

    • By Oleksiy Volovik on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Bed of Procrustes

    • Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read this one

    • By A on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Calm Before the Storm

    • Why Volatility Signals Stability and Vice Versa
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Gregory F. Treverton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fine Taleb, but repeats some themes in other books

    • By Philo on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Skin in the Game - Das Risiko und sein Preis

    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Steffen Groth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Warum gibt es heute mehr Sklaven als zu Zeiten der alten Römer? Warum gehen Unternehmen unter? Warum lässt sich Demokratie nie auf andere Länder übertragen? Die Antwort ist immer die selbe: Kein "Skin in the Game". Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten. Man riskiert etwas und zahlt einen Preis dafür. Handwerker und selbstständige Unternehmer - sie alle haben etwas zu verlieren. Berufspolitiker, Angestellte und Journalisten meistens nicht.

    Regular price: $21.68