Antifragile : Things That Gain from Disorder
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- Paperback | 519 pages
- 132 x 205 x 29mm | 408g
- 28 Jan 2014
- Random House Trade
- New York, United States
- charts, graphs, illustrations
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"Revelatory . . . [Taleb] pulls the reader along with the logic of a Socrates."--Chicago Tribune
"Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides . . . I will have to read it again. And again."--Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal "Trenchant and persuasive . . . Taleb's insatiable polymathic curiosity knows no bounds. . . . You finish the book feeling braver and uplifted."--New Statesman "Antifragility isn't just sound economic and political doctrine. It's also the key to a good life."--Fortune
"At once thought-provoking and brilliant."--Los Angeles Times "[Taleb] writes as if he were the illegitimate spawn of David Hume and Rev. Bayes, with some DNA mixed in from Norbert Weiner and Laurence Sterne. . . . Taleb is writing original stuff--not only within the management space but for readers of any literature--and . . . you will learn more about more things from this book and be challenged in more ways than by any other book you have read this year. Trust me on this."--Harvard Business Review "By far my favorite book among several good ones published in 2012. In addition to being an enjoyable and interesting read, Taleb's new book advances general understanding of how different systems operate, the great variation in how they respond to unthinkables, and how to make them more adaptable and agile. His systemic insights extend very well to company-specific operational issues--from ensuring that mistakes provide a learning process to the importance of ensuring sufficient transparency to the myriad of specific risk issues."--Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, Bloomberg From the Hardcover edition.
About Nassim Nicholas Taleb