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Anti-fragile : how to live in a world we don't understand

Author: Nassim Taleb
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2012.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nassim Taleb
ISBN: 9781846141560 1846141567 9780718197902 0718197909 9781846141577 1846141575
OCLC Number: 794136968
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: The triad, or, A map of the world and things along the three properties --
The antifragile : an introduction. Between Damocles and Hydra ; Overcompensation and overreaction everywhere ; The cat and the washing machine ; What kills me makes others stronger --
Modernity and the denial of antifragility. The souk and the office building ; Tell them I love (some) randomness ; Naive intervention ; Prediction as a child of modernity --
A nonpredictive view of the world. Fat Tony and the fragilistas ; Seneca's upside and downside ; Never marry the rock star --
Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility. Do you really know where you are going? ; Thales' sweet grapes ; Lecturing birds on how to fly ; When two things are not the "same thing" ; History written by the losers ; A lesson in disorder ; Fat Tony debates Socrates --
The nonlinear and the nonlinear. On the difference between a large stone and a thousand pebbles ; The philosopher's stone and its inverse --
Via negativa. Time and fragility ; Medicine, convexity, and opacity ; To live long, but not too long --
The ethics of fragility and antifragility. Skin in the game : antifragility and optionality at the expense of others ; Fitting ethics to a profession --
Conclusion --
Epilogue --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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