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, likelihood, human errors, probability, and decision-making in a global we don’t comprehend. the opposite books within the sequence are Fooled via Randomness, The Black Swan, and The mattress of Procrustes.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling writer of The Black Swan and one of many most advantageous thinkers of our time, finds tips to thrive in an doubtful world.
simply as human bones get better whilst subjected to emphasize and pressure, and rumors or riots accentuate whilst an individual attempts to repress them, many stuff in lifestyles make the most of tension, affliction, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has pointed out and calls “antifragile” is that class of items that not just achieve from chaos yet desire it so that it will 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 important, and proposes that issues be inbuilt an antifragile demeanour. The antifragile is past the resilient or powerful. The resilient resists shocks and remains an analogous; 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 higher than the countryside, why is debt undesirable for you, and why is what we name “efficient” now not effective in any respect? Why do executive responses and social regulations shield the powerful and harm the vulnerable? Why if you happen to write your resignation letter earlier than even beginning at the activity? How did the sinking of the Titanic keep lives? The ebook spans innovation via trial and blunder, lifestyles judgements, politics, city making plans, warfare, own finance, financial platforms, and medication. 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 resources, are loud and clear.
Antifragile is a blueprint for dwelling in a Black Swan world.
Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is progressive: The antifragile, and purely the antifragile, will make it.
Praise for Antifragile
“Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . hugely entertaining.”—The Economist
“A daring publication explaining how and why we should always include uncertainty, randomness, and blunder . . . it could actually simply switch our lives.”—Newsweek
“Revelatory . . . [Taleb] pulls the reader in addition to the common sense of a Socrates.”—Chicago Tribune
“Startling . . . richly full of insights, tales, nice 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 understands no bounds. . . . you end the e-book feeling braver and uplifted.”—New Statesman
“Antifragility isn’t simply sound financial and political doctrine. It’s additionally the major to an outstanding life.”—Fortune
“At as soon as thought-provoking and brilliant.”—Los Angeles Times
From the Hardcover edition.