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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
|Description:||xxi, 519 p. ; 25 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 Fagilistas ; Seneca's upside and downside ; Never marry the rock star --
Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility : 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.
|Responsibility:||Nassim Nicholas Taleb.|
"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"--
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