Ive had many of you ask me for my thoughts on nassim talebs latest risk management book, antifragile. The new book is the closing part of a trilogy that started about ten years ago with fooled by randomness. Things that gain from disorder 2012, alongside fooled by randomness. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The author is a tireless selfaggrandiser, boasting of his gargantuan. Nassim nicholas taleb, the bestselling author of the black. Erudite and witty, talebs message is revolutionary.
Fragile things are negatively impacted by uncertainty, stress. Praise for antifragile ambitious and thoughtprovoking. Things that gain from disorder by nassim nicholas taleb part i. Antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and. In january, he also warned of the systemic risks of the coronavirus. Nassim nicholas taleb, the lebaneseborn financial traderturnedacademicturnedphilosopher, in 2007 foresaw something very like the global blow.
This book builds upon ideas from his previous works including fooled by randomness 2001, the black swan 20072010, and the bed of procrustes 20102016 and is the fourth book in the fivevolume. Why is nassim taleb, author of antifragile so mentally. The hidden role of chance in life and in the markets 2005 and the black swan. Antifragility is a property of systems that increase in capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. If they come out confusing, its my fault read the book. Things that gain from disordergives a hint of what that might look like. But if you are going to read it then you must commit to reading it at least two or three times to let it. Nassim taleb will be in conversation with ed smith at union chapel, london n1 tomorrow at 7pm. Nassim nicholas taleb has little tolerance for, well, a lot of things. More than anything, i really love talebs approach to writing nonfiction and his vindictive, scornful, angry voice. Antifragiel door nassim nicholas taleb boek managementboek. Antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decisionmaking in a world we dont understand. A fragile person is one who thinks he can predict the futureand when things go very sour, he is sorely hurt, usually in a f i had previously read nassim talebs the black swan.
The problem with antifragile is that it is a deeply antisocial book. In this video i will present my top 5 takeaways from antifragile. What follows is a full executive summary of antifragile. I am pretty sure people will still be reading talebs two previous books in 10 years time. Antifragile ebook by nassim nicholas taleb rakuten kobo. Nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto series is an investig. Nassim taleb is annoying, but antifragile is still worth.
Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction, and is magnified by attempts to satisfy it books have a secret mission and ability to multiply, as everyone who has walltowall bookshelves knows well. Starts to get a little repetitive and lag towards the end, but i cant stop thinking about this book, and bringing it up in conversation. Rather, the author takes an holistic approach, reorganizing and breaking down the content for easier understanding where necessary, and. Antifragile should be a mandatory read for all policy makers and investment bankers. Antifragility and doseresponse in nature nassim talebs. Antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas taleb s landmark incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decisionmaking in a world we dont understand. Antifragile, by nassim nicholas taleb the new york times. I know its not a brave new world or harry potter but im telling you, this book had me reevaluating the entire world and my own life in a largely positive way. The aim is an intuitive discussion of technical points in nassim nicholas talebs antifragile. Like any other philosopher, writer or thinker, he is often misquoted and misunderstood, and his ideas are misrepresented. Obsessive love is the most antifragile thing outside of economics. Things that gain from disorder incerto antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty. If the idea is nice and neat, however, the book that houses it is just the opposite.
Things that gain from disorder kindle edition by taleb, nassim nicholas. Antifragile resembles a selfhelp book, though it is difficult to imagine any other selfhelp book as intemperate and cranky. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. So he invented oneantifragileand wrote an entertaining and enlightening book around the concept. Antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto. Antifragile, by nassim nicholas taleb the independent. On top of that, many snake oil salesmen economists and politicians makin. Talebs books have been published in thirtythree languages. Antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck. As nassim taleb notes in his wall street journal piece learning to love volatility. Once you get over the idea that youre reading some sort of popular economics book and realise that its basically nassim talebs rules for life, its actually rather enjoyable. Nassim taleb, universa investments scientific advisor and distinguished professor of risk engineering at nyu, warned of an acute virus spreading throughout the planet in his 2007 book the black swan. Explains how we missed the word antifragility in classrooms.
Read antifragile things that gain from disorder by nassim nicholas taleb available from rakuten kobo. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I finished my first readthough last weekend and am certain to return to it some time soon. Nassim nicholas taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability, and knowledge, and he has led three highprofile careers around his ideas, as. Things that gain from disorder is a book by nassim nicholas taleb published on november 27, 2012, by random house in the united states and penguin in the united kingdom. As taleb explains in his book, antifragility is fundamentally different from the concepts of resiliency i. I have read his other books and they are all good but antifragile is the synthesis of all of his ideas. Nassim talebs antifragile celebrates randomness in. Things that gain from disorder 01 by taleb, nassim nicholas isbn. Those who have read talebs last book, the bestseller and masterpiece the black swan, will notice that antifragile picks up things where taleb stopped the last time. Antifragile is a kind of sequel or logical followon to mr.
But, as his latest book demonstrates, he holds a particular grievance against the mediocre, the safe middle ground, and most. Antifragile things actually grow and flourish in the face of uncertainty. The other books in the series are fooled by randomness, the black swan, skin. Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a black swan world. A reader could easily run out of adjectives to describe nassim nicholas talebs new book antifragile. The impact of the highly improbable 2007 completes nassim nicholas talebs. Taleb introduces his concept of antifragility, which explains that certain things including us benefit from a degree of randomness, chaos, and disorder. Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, talebs message is revolutionary. He currently teaches at columbia universitys ms program in. Books antifragile by nassim nicholas taleb eleni panagiotarakou benefits from nassim nicholas talebs attack on the follies of overcautiousness antifragile. Nassim nicholas taleb on how to be more antifragile the. How to live in a world we dont understand by nassim. Things that gain from disorder english edition ebook.
Nassim nicholas taleb on how to be more antifragile if work is dull, dont do it, go stand outside in the cold, and much more. Antifragile a term used to mean the opposite of fragile, and denote things that gain from disorder, chaos, stressors. Things that gain from disorder by nassim nicholas taleb. The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it. Consider a parcel full of glassware that you intend to ship half way around the world. Larry prusak is an independent consultant who has coauthored 12 books and many articles. Nassim nicholas taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge and has led three careers around this focus, as a businessmantrader, a philosophical essayist, and an academic researcher. Unlike many books of this genre, which spend 200 pages padding a 5 page idea, antifragile is a fractal of a book, taking its central ideas and examining and applying them in myriad ways. Antifragile is a book that is difficult to summarize. The other books in the series are fooled by randomness,the black swan, skin in the game, and the bed of procrustes. Things that gain from disorder is a book by nassim nicholas taleb published on november 27, 2012, by random house in the united states and.
Nassim taleb is a trader himself and many of the lessons from this book he learned by trading in highly volatile currency markets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading antifragile. Talebs bestselling 2007 book the black swan and his earlier book fooled by randomness. Things that gain from disorder, the bestselling book by the statistician and former. It is a concept developed by professor nassim nicholas taleb in his book, antifragile, and in technical papers. Antifragile is a standalone book in nassim nicholas talebs landmark incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decisionmaking in a world. The other books in the series are fooled by randomness, the black swan, skin in the game, and the bed of procrustes. Things that gain from disorder by nassim nicholas taleb date read. Like talebs 2007 bestseller the black swan, antifragile brims with bluster, meanspirited diatribes and chestthumping selfcongratulation. Praise for antifragile taleb takes on everything from the mistakes of modern architecture to the dangers of meddlesome doctors and how overrated formal. Nassim talebs antifragile celebrates randomness in people, markets. Antifragile nassim nicholas taleb nieuworganiseren. Talebs basic thesis is that people and institutions are either fragile, robust, or antifragile. While comfort, convenience, and predictability, breed the oppositefragility.1302 1326 1554 1106 544 192 328 410 698 13 193 618 202 978 1260 253 594 638 68 502 741 941 967 1212 620 614 498 298 625 997 1091 890 1482 978 1235 565 1475