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Antifragile : Things that Gain from Disorder

Antifragile : Things that Gain from Disorder

Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
SKU: 9780141038223
R 340,00
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Tough times don't last. Tough people do. In this book, the author shows that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world.
'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 uncer-tainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resil-ient 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
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780141038223
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publication Date 2013-06-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 544
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 372
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'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 uncer-tainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resil-ient 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
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780141038223
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publication Date 2013-06-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 544
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 372
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