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A tour de force,
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This review is from: Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder (Hardcover)
This is one of those books that infuses one with a new way of looking at the world, and a zest for life. The erudition and irreverence will have one chuckling into one's sleeve or even laughing out loud. It cuts through the petty obsessions and practices of modern life, the phony perceived wisdom, and especially the blind acceptance of certain classes of people as automatically worthy of respect. This book will urge you to rebuild your view of the world and your approach to life from scratch. Personally, I wanted to go out and conquer the world after reading this. I feel as sorry for people who did not get this book, or do not get Taleb, as I would do for people who think Dickens is 'too wordy' or Monet's paintings 'too hazy'.