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Antifragile : things that gain from disorder

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN: 9780679645276 0679645276 1299069444 9781299069442 9780718197902 0718197909
OCLC Number: 819663870
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Book 1. The antifragile : an introduction --
Book 2. Modernity and the denial of antifragility --
Book 3. A nonpredictive view of the world --
Book 4. Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility --
Book 5. The nonlinear and the nonlinear --
Book 6. Via negativa --
Book 7. The ethics of fragility and antifragility.
Responsibility: Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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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 revolutionary vision from one of the most subversive and important thinkers of our time"--

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