By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Antifragile is a standalone e-book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto sequence, an research of opacity, good fortune, uncertainty, chance, human errors, possibility, and decision-making in a global we don’t comprehend. the opposite books within the sequence are Fooled by means of Randomness, The Black Swan, and The mattress of Procrustes.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling writer of The Black Swan and one of many leading thinkers of our time, unearths find out how to thrive in an doubtful world.
simply as human bones get better whilst subjected to emphasize and stress, and rumors or riots accentuate whilst somebody attempts to repress them, many stuff in existence take advantage of tension, illness, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has pointed out and calls “antifragile” is that type of items that not just achieve from chaos yet desire it as a way to live to tell the tale and flourish.
In The Black Swan, Taleb confirmed us that hugely inconceivable and unpredictable occasions underlie nearly every little thing approximately our international. In Antifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it fascinating, even useful, and proposes that issues be inbuilt an antifragile demeanour. The antifragile is past the resilient or powerful. The resilient resists shocks and remains an identical; the antifragile will get greater and higher.
in addition, the antifragile is proof against prediction blunders and guarded from hostile occasions. Why is the city-state larger than the countryside, why is debt undesirable for you, and why is what we name “efficient” now not effective in any respect? Why do govt responses and social rules guard the robust and damage the vulnerable? Why in the event you write your resignation letter prior to even beginning at the task? How did the sinking of the Titanic store lives? The ebook spans innovation by means of trial and mistake, existence judgements, politics, city making plans, struggle, own finance, fiscal structures, and drugs. And all through, as well as the road knowledge of fats Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of historical knowledge, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval assets, are loud and clear.
Antifragile is a blueprint for dwelling in a Black Swan world.
Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is innovative: The antifragile, and basically the antifragile, will make it.
Praise for Antifragile
“Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . hugely entertaining.”—The Economist
“A daring e-book explaining how and why we must always embody uncertainty, randomness, and blunder . . . it might simply swap our lives.”—Newsweek
“Revelatory . . . [Taleb] pulls the reader besides the common sense of a Socrates.”—Chicago Tribune
“Startling . . . richly full of insights, tales, tremendous words and exciting asides . . . i'll need to learn it back. And again.”—Matt Ridley, The Wall highway Journal
“Trenchant and persuasive . . . Taleb’s insatiable polymathic interest is familiar with no bounds. . . . you end the booklet feeling braver and uplifted.”—New Statesman
“Antifragility isn’t simply sound financial and political doctrine. It’s additionally the most important to an excellent life.”—Fortune
“At as soon as thought-provoking and brilliant.”—Los Angeles Times
From the Hardcover edition.