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Antifragile

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Автор:Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Серія: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Жанр: Business & Economics, Management, Mathematics & Science, Psychology

ISBN: 9780141038223

Видавництво: Penguin

Мова: Англійська

Рік видання: 2013

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Things that Gain from Disorder

"Really made me think about how I think" - Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West

Tough times don't last. Tough people do.

In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. Here Taleb stands uncer­tainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resil­ient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls antifragile are things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb's message is revolutionary: the antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it.

"The hottest thinker in the world" - Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times

Reviews:

"Really made me think about how I think" - Mohsin Hamid, Guardian

"The hottest thinker in the world" - Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times

"A superhero of the mind" - Boyd Tonkin

"Wall Street's principal dissident" - Malcolm Gladwell

"A guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot" - John Cornwell, Sunday Times

"Nassim Taleb, in his exasperating but compelling book Antifragile, praises "things that gain from disorder" - people, policies and institutions designed to thrive on volatility, instead of shattering in the encounter with it" - Oliver Burkman, Guardian

"More than just robust or flexible, it actively thrives on disruption" - Julian Baggini, Guardian

"Modern life is akin to a chronic stress injury. And the way to combat it is to embrace randomness in all its forms. . . Taleb is the great seer of the modern age" - Guardian

"Something antifragile actively thrives under the impact of the unexpected...to embrace randomness rather than trying to control it" - The Sunday Times

"Enduring volatility is one thing; what about benefiting from it? That is what Taleb calls 'antifragility' and he thinks that it is the ultimate model to aspire to - for individuals, financial institutions, even nations. . . May well capture a quality that you have long aspired to without having quite known quite what it is. . . I saw the world afresh" - The Times

About the Author:

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent twenty-one years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical, and (mostly) practical problems with probability. Although he spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafes across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering but self-funds his own research. His books, Antifragile, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes and Fooled by Randomness (part of a multi-volume collection called Incerto, Latin for uncertainty), have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Taleb has authored more than fifty scholarly papers as backup to Incerto, ranging from international affairs and risk management to statistical physics. He refuses all awards and honours as they debase knowledge by turning it into competitive sports.

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