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Antifragile

Antifragile
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :519
  • ISBN : 9780812979688
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Summary : Shares insights into how adversity can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider such topics as the superiority of city states over nation states and the drawbacks of debt.

Antifragile

Antifragile
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :519
  • ISBN : 1846141567
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Summary : In The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb explained the existence of high impact rare events beyond the realms of normal expectations. In his new book, Taleb goes much further. He tells us how to live in a world that is unpredictable and chaotic, and how to thrive during moments of disaster. Antifragility is about loving randomness, uncertainty, opacity, adventure and disorder, and benefitting from a variety of shocks. It is about what to do when you don't understand. It is a new word because it is a new concept. Many of the greatest breakthroughs in human endeavour come from the trial and error that is part of antifragility. And some of the best systems we know of, including evolution, have antifragility at their heart. Medicine, economics, even politics, could all be improved by embracing it. It is often what really drives innovation and invention. Our failure to realize this has even led to many huge historical misunderstandings about religion and belief. So, how can we take advantage of antifragility? What are the good things we can expose ourselves to? How do we become energized by volatility and uncertainty? Taleb ranges over ideas and real-life situations, from why debt brings fragility, why he abhors the fakeness of halfmen, why if we lose nothing we will gain nothing, and why we should detest the lack of accountability at the heart of capitalism. He shows us that chaos is what makes us human. The most successful of us, the most daring, relentless and creative will take advantage of this disorder and invent new, more powerful opportunities and advantages beyond our expectations. 'The author of the influential Black Swan returns with a bold bookexplaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error as an antidote to our fragile way of life, instead of trying to avoid mistakes and collapsing when catastrophe strikes (see 2008). It may just change our lives.' thedailybeast.com

Becoming AntiFragile

Becoming AntiFragile
  • Author : Paige Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-09
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 1922357081
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Summary : Are you ready to become AntiFragile? At a time when disruption, uncertainty, and challenge are amplified to extraordinary levels, understanding how to Become AntiFragile will help us answer the question 'How can we be better from this experience?' with honesty and humility. By Becoming AntiFragile, we can take effective action that makes a difference in our own lives and in the world at large. The start of this decade has seen unprecedented levels of disruption around the world. The climate change debate, bushfires in Australia, the political fall-out of Brexit in Europe, the US elections and most recently, a global pandemic - coronavirus. The full implications of each of these disruptions are still emerging, but we can be sure that the ripples will be felt for years to come. This book offers leaders practical guiding principles to: - Embrace change rather than resist it - Lean into challenge rather than avoid it - Learn to thrive when times get tough The future is more uncertain than ever. Many leaders are struggling. With this book you won't be one of them.

Incerto 5-Book Bundle

Incerto 5-Book Bundle
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-04
  • Total pages :1872
  • ISBN : 9780593243664
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Summary : The landmark five-book series—all together in one ebook bundle The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don’t understand the world, expressed in the form of a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great certainty as to what one should do about it. This ebook bundle includes: FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS THE BLACK SWAN THE BED OF PROCRUSTES ANTIFRAGILE SKIN IN THE GAME

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-27
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780425284636
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Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights: • For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing. You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations. • Ethical rules aren’t universal. You’re part of a group larger than you, but it’s still smaller than humanity in general. • Minorities, not majorities, run the world. The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others. • You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot. “Educated philistines” have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets. • Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find). A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines. • True religion is commitment, not just faith. How much you believe in something is manifested only by what you’re willing to risk for it. The phrase “skin in the game” is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it’s also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, “The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster,” and “Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them.”

The Bed of Procrustes

The Bed of Procrustes
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-30
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780679643685
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Summary : The Bed of Procrustes 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, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game. By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness. “Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—Financial Times

The Black Swan

The Black Swan
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-17
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9781588365835
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Summary : The Black Swan 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, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the “impossible.” For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don’t know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, “On Robustness and Fragility,” which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book—itself a black swan. Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb “The most prophetic voice of all.”—GQ Praise for The Black Swan “[A book] that altered modern thinking.”—The Times (London) “A masterpiece.”—Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail “Idiosyncratically brilliant.”—Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times “The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works.”—Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate “[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.”—The Wall Street Journal “Hugely enjoyable—compelling . . . easy to dip into.”—Financial Times “Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.

Summary of Antifragile

Summary of Antifragile
  • Author : Paul Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : OCLC:1196178303
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Summary : This book is part of the Incerto series. Taleb investigates the phenomena of uncertainty, luck, opacity, human error, probability, risk and decision-making in a world we humans barely understand. Human bones get stronger when subjected to tension and stress. Rumors and riots intensify when repressed. Many things in this life benefit from disorder, volatility, stress, and turmoil. What Taleb defined as ‘antifragile’ is a category that not only gains from chaos but also need chaos to survive and thrive.

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-10-14
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781588367679
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Summary : Fooled by Randomness 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 The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year

Antifragile Systems and Teams

Antifragile Systems and Teams
  • Author : Dave Zwieback
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-21
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781491908532
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Summary : How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile? All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O’Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile. Systems are fragile when organizations are unprepared to handle changing conditions. As generalists adept at several roles, DevOps practitioners adjust more easily to the fast pace of change. Rather than attempt to constrain volatility, DevOps embraces disorder, randomness, and impermanence to make systems even better. This concise report covers: Why Etsy, Netflix, and other antifragile companies constantly introduce volatility to test and upgrade their systems How DevOps removes the schism between developers and operations, enlisting developers to deploy as well as build Using continual experimentation and minor failures to make critical adjustments—and discover breakthroughs How an overreliance on measurement and automation can make systems fragile Why sharing increases trust, collaboration, and tribal knowledge Download this free report and learn how the DevOps philosophy of Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing makes use of changing conditions and even embarrassing mistakes to help improve your system—and your organization. Dave Zwieback has been managing large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years.

More Margin: Checklists for an antifragile life

More Margin: Checklists for an antifragile life
  • Author : Jim Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-27
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9783748721444
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Summary : "...A battery-pack of one-page checklists to kickstart a life of more margin and ease" The winners of today are those who can survive in a complex world which we can't predict, or even really understand. And the greatest winners are those who can thrive in complexity and unpredictability. Today's winners know how to be 'antifragile'. Perhaps you know what a black swan is. You know the difference between fragile, robust, and antifragile. Now what? Open this unique book to learn how to apply these powerful principles of antifragility to living in a world we don't understand. This simple guide takes different areas of life and gives templates and checklists you can use to give you more margin, ease, and simplicity in them all. This is a book for deep thinkers who are also doers, who want to take antifragility as a principle and make it a defining feature of their health, investments, productivity...everything. The templates cover: Antifragile checklists for wealth and investment Antifragile checklists for health and performance Antifragile checklists for start ups and organisational leadership Antifragile checklists for getting things done ...And more!

Summary of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile by Milkyway Media

Summary of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile by Milkyway Media
  • Author : Milkyway Media
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :101-01-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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The AntiFragile Self

The AntiFragile Self
  • Author : Craig Marker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-30
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0615974228
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Summary of Antifragile

Summary of Antifragile
  • Author : Paul Adams / Bookhabits
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-09
  • Total pages :70
  • ISBN : 0464901537
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Summary : Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Conversation Starters The Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb released his bestselling book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder in 2012. This book is part of the Incerto series. Taleb investigates the phenomena of uncertainy, luck, opacity, human error, probability, risk and decision-making in a world we humans barely understand. Human bones get stronger when subjected to tension and stress. Rumors and riots intensify when repressed. Many things in this life benefit from disorder, volatility, stress and turmoil. What Taleb defined as 'antifragile' is a category that not only gain from chaos but also need chaos to survive and thrive. Newsweek praises Teleb's bold book on the reason why we should "embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error." They add that this book "may just change our lives." The Economist praises Antifragile and describes this book, "ambitious and thought-provoking." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Anti-fragile ICT Systems

Anti-fragile ICT Systems
  • Author : Kjell Jørgen Hole
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-22
  • Total pages :151
  • ISBN : 9783319300702
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Summary : This book introduces a novel approach to the design and operation of large ICT systems. It views the technical solutions and their stakeholders as complex adaptive systems and argues that traditional risk analyses cannot predict all future incidents with major impacts. To avoid unacceptable events, it is necessary to establish and operate anti-fragile ICT systems that limit the impact of all incidents, and which learn from small-impact incidents how to function increasingly well in changing environments. The book applies four design principles and one operational principle to achieve anti-fragility for different classes of incidents. It discusses how systems can achieve high availability, prevent malware epidemics, and detect anomalies. Analyses of Netflix’s media streaming solution, Norwegian telecom infrastructures, e-government platforms, and Numenta’s anomaly detection software show that cloud computing is essential to achieving anti-fragility for classes of events with negative impacts.

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
  • Author : Frank Bettger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-11-24
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781439188637
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Summary : A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas—or anything else—this book is for you. When Frank Bettger was twenty-nine he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was forty he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger’s life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest paid salesmen in America? The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected. He shares instructive anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines on how to develop the style, spirit, and presence of a winning salesperson. No matter what you sell, you will be more efficient and profitable—and more valuable to your company—when you apply Bettger’s keen insights on: • The power of enthusiasm • How to conquer fear • The key word for turning a skeptical client into an enthusiastic buyer • The quickest way to win confidence • Seven golden rules for closing a sale

The Anti-Fragility Edge

The Anti-Fragility Edge
  • Author : Sinan Si Alhir
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-12-13
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0996943307
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Summary : In today's business world, business organizations experience unprecedented levels of disruption and can only expect the unexpected! While they must perform in a VUCA world (one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity), their ability to OODA (observe, orient, decide, and act) is no longer enough to survive and thrive amidst disorder! While agility is quintessential for adapting in this new reality, antifragility is quintessential for evolving in this new reality! Conclusively, business organizations must embrace this new reality and emerge stronger! In "The Antifragility Edge: Antifragility in Practice," Si Alhir demystifies antifragility, explores how antifragility may be operationalized or put into practice by business organizations (at the individual, collective, and enterprise level), and offers an actionable roadmap for how business organizations can achieve greater antifragility.

Incerto

Incerto
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-30
  • Total pages :1856
  • ISBN : 198481981X
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Summary : The landmark five-book series--now in a beautifully designed, cloth-bound deluxe hardcover boxed set The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don't understand the world, expressed in the form a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great certainty as to what one should do about it. This deluxe boxed set includes: FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS THE BLACK SWAN THE BED OF PROCRUSTES ANTIFRAGILE SKIN IN THE GAME

INCERTO BOX SET

INCERTO BOX SET
  • Author : NASSIM NICHOLAS. TALEB
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0141991739
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What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
  • Author : Jim Paul,Brendan Moynihan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-21
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780231164689
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Summary : Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all--his fortune, his reputation, and his job--in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors. This book--winner of a 2014 Axiom Business Book award gold medal--begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul's $1.6 million loss and the essential lessons he learned from it--primarily that, although there are as many ways to make money in the markets as there are people participating in them, all losses come from the same few sources. Investors lose money in the markets either because of errors in their analysis or because of psychological barriers preventing the application of analysis. While all analytical methods have some validity and make allowances for instances in which they do not work, psychological factors can keep an investor in a losing position, causing him to abandon one method for another in order to rationalize the decisions already made. Paul and Moynihan's cautionary tale includes strategies for avoiding loss tied to a simple framework for understanding, accepting, and dodging the dangers of investing, trading, and speculating.

Analysis of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile by Milkyway Media

Analysis of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile by Milkyway Media
  • Author : Milkyway Media
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-05
  • Total pages :15
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : Antifragile (2012), by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, introduces and explains hormesis, or the way that some systems benefit from the chaos and stress that normally would destroy fragile things. Any cohesive system of cooperators or processes composed of smaller participating actors, from the human body to the stock market, can be fragile, robust, or antifragile… Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.