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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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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, and The Bed of Procrustes. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls "antifragile" is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In Antifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call "efficient" not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of the Titanic save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear. Antifragil

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Ochman

Length:

16h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:41


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:53


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:15


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:40


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:58


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:58


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:55


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:15


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:21


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:50


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:29


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:29


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:46


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:59


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:52


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:56


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:28


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:32


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:37


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:34


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:20


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:17


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:43


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:27


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:06


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

00:31