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4.0 out of 5 stars Buying this book will encourage you to be long gamma
The central idea is that there are things that improve from being harmed. The opposite, fragile, is easy to understand and is one that we are already familiar with. The fragile are things which are analogous to coffee cups on tables, they are prone to be knocked over and cracking. A fragile parcel is one that should be handled with great care, while a robust parcel is one...
Published 8 months ago by Edward A. Thomson

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3.0 out of 5 stars More is Less
I found the underlying points made by Taleb interesting and enlightening in the sense that it offered a fresh perspective albeit that the underlying issues are not novel. To an extent his subject material is the behavioural equivalent of evolution. Our behaviour is informed by negative events as well as positive and this makes us more resilient. Someone who has the...
Published 16 months ago by S. Thomas


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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommnded, 5 Jun 2013
The trilogy Antifragile, The Black Swan, and Fooled by Randomness are based on one big idea, but no summary will do it justice. You have to read the books, in deep detail, to get it, but then they may well fundamentally change the way you see the world, professionally and otherwise. In Ecce Homo, Nietzsche famously said that the main problems of modern society originates in its citizens being taught to despise "little things." Like Nietzsche, Taleb does not make this mistake. He loves little things, because he has the wisdom to see that small questions often lead to big answers, as they do in these excellent books. I use all three books in my course on Major Programme Management at Oxford University, which is the best recommendation I can give them.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Again, perfect, 15 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder (Hardcover)
I have not read this as it was a present for my brother in law.
However he really enjoyed it and the delivery was right on time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Antifragile How to live in a world we Don''t understand, 5 Feb 2013
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It is a present for my son in law. He has other books by the same author. I will read it when he has fished it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dear Publisher, 12 Jan 2013
Wow, look at that Kindle price: 14.99 Kah-ching!

Charging that much might look like a great way to cash in, but 'no sale' for me and zero profit to you.
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