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Antifragile : things that gain from disorder

Author: Nassim Taleb
Publisher: New York : Random House, cop. 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nassim Taleb
ISBN: 9781400067824 1400067820
OCLC Number: 840017155
Description: XXI, 519 str. : ilustr. ; 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 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 importance of attics ; 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.

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