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Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the...

Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.

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Number of Pages: 426

ISBN: 1400067820

ISBN-13: 9781400067824


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He is also famous for The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, and Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and Markets, all of which are worth reading.

Fragile systems break under stress, robust systems resist it, and antifragile systems benefit from it. That’s the premise of Taleb’s groundbreaking work, Antifragile. That we should not only prepare for risk, uncertainty and chaos, but invite it, is a revolutionary idea, but Taleb...

Fragile systems break under stress, robust systems resist it, and antifragile systems benefit from it. That’s the premise of Taleb’s groundbreaking work, Antifragile. That we should not only prepare for risk, uncertainty and chaos, but invite it, is a revolutionary idea, but Taleb makes a strong case. Throughout the book, he explores the state of politics, urban planning, finances, economics and medicine to illustrate the necessity of building antifragile systems if we want to thrive in this world.

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Yes to all, and I also recommend these books: - Human Action (Mises) - Maps of Meaning (Peterson) - Antifragile (Taleb) - Honest Money (Gary North) - The Case Against Reality (Hoffman) - The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood (Gleick) - Economics in One Lesson (Hazlitt)

I used to recommend that order too, but I think for people new to NNT, they'd get a better overview of his ideas from Antifragile. But I absolutely recommend reading all the Incerto.

Excellent book. Don't be a consensus chart monkey. Be Anti-Fragile.

Sometimes I think I’m unique but then I remember my favorite books are Sapiens and Antifragile

Taleb describes that something is antifragile when it gets better with chaos, disorder, and time whereas anything fragile hates volatility. Nature is the ultimate example of something antifragile as it can adapt and gets stronger with difficult times. Forecasts, predictions, and t...

Taleb describes that something is antifragile when it gets better with chaos, disorder, and time whereas anything fragile hates volatility. Nature is the ultimate example of something antifragile as it can adapt and gets stronger with difficult times. Forecasts, predictions, and the desire to be too precise are all examples that cause fragility.

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Even though @nntaleb is terrible when it comes to crypto (a total dud) — his book Antifragile is a must read imo for anyone participating in Web3

Changed the way I think about risks I'm (unknowingly) taking, and how knowing the reasons for things can actually hurt us

Recommended under What is the best book you read this year? (asked by Dan Held)

Wonderful book, excellent writing on what can, in other's hands, be a dull topic. Odd that he has become an opponent of BTC, but, people have their anomalies.