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Antifragile : things that gain from disorder / Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Taleb, Nassim. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781400067824 :
  • ISBN: 1400067820 :
  • Physical Description: xxi, 519 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-504) and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Citation/References Note: PW 10/15/2012
Summary, etc.: "The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos and uncertainty, Antifragile is a revolutionary vision from one of the most subversive and important thinkers of our time. Praise for Nicholas Nassim Taleb "[This] is the lesson of Taleb. and also the lesson of our volatile times. There is more courage and heroism in defying the human impulse, in taking the purposeful and painful steps to prepare for the unimaginable."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne."--The Wall Street Journal "The most prophetic voice of all. [Taleb is] a genuinely significant philosopher. someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone."--GQ "Changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate"-- Provided by publisher.
"Examples of Antifragility: When you stress your body by lifting a big weight, your body gets stronger. New York has the best restaurants in the world because particular restaurants are always going bust, making the aggregate stronger and stronger, or antifragile. Evolution is antifragile. Certain business and investment strategies are antifragile. Older things tend to be more antifragile than newer ones - because they've been exposed to more Black Swans"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Uncertainty (Information theory) > Social aspects.
Forecasting.
Complexity (Philosophy)
PSYCHOLOGY / General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General.

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