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Antifragile (English)

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Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Allen Lane
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Specifications of Antifragile (English) (Hardcover)

Book Details
Publisher Allen Lane
ISBN-10 1846141567
Edition 1st Edition
Imprint ALLEN LANE
Number of Pages 224 Pages
Publication Year 2012 November
Language English
ISBN-13 9781846141560
Binding Hardcover
Dimensions
Weight 928
Height 9.52
Width 7.32
Contributors
Author Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
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Adam

Sep 1, 2014

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Distilled brilliance

If you're a fan of his previous work, this is like a Capstone book to cover all the previous ones. He brings in various concepts from Fooled by Randomness, Black Swan, among others and binds it in a cohesive story. Antifragility refers to systems that get better upon being subjected to external stress/strain as opposed to merely withstanding it/breaking under it. Not only does he give examples of this, with progress in the book, you'll be able to see how one can benefit in one's life from using antifragility.
Readers who are not used to Taleb's narrative style and his weaving back and forth be
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Debajit Goswami

Jul 12, 2013

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A Stand on Philosophy.

Encourages a drastic shift of mental outlook which in consequence help inform one's actions. As modernity evolves out there so should our thinking process to adept it to the ever changing environs no matter however twisted the notions seem to be at first sight. The author has fulfilled the demand with his independent thinking adequately in this book.
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Prasanna Raju

Feb 4, 2013

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Great book

Out of all Talebs books i consider this a gem since it gives a different take on life.I recommend it to anyone who wants to be different. Hope you read it!!!

Disclaimer:I am a big fan of Taleb,so i 'am' biased.
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sridhar subra

Aug 27, 2015

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Excellent perception of modern times

Taleb's books are always different. This one is even more different and fantastic in having a different perception for this modern days. Antifragile is a new term framed by him. Great to read.
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ABIN JOSE

Jul 17, 2013

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Taleb is back with a bang!!!!! iconoclast of the decade!!!! non fiction book of the year 2012

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Gururaj Hebbar

May 2, 2013

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Nassim Taleb at his best!!

The book shows how Taleb is an intellectual superman. His aphorisms are the best of their kind. Amazing, worth every penny!!
All of Nassim's books are a must buy for those who wish to learn some "out of the text" stuff on current practical issues.
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thomas abraham

Mar 29, 2013

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how to gain from disorder

In our eternal endeavor to excel in everything, by ironing out each and every rough edge/s that occur in every day life, we unwittingly set up ourselves, our relationships, our workplace and businesses, to 'black swan' events. In other words, events that rarely show up but have intense and lasting consequences. And when they do, they affect us profoundly.

Taleb says this is an undesirable side effect of our post modern enlightenment, that is just not helping us, but rather, is actually going against us and harming us. How? By making us fragile, delicate and vulnerable to random events / cha
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