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The Resource Antifragile : things that gain from disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragile : things that gain from disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Label
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder
Title
Antifragile
Title remainder
things that gain from disorder
Statement of responsibility
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos and uncertainty, Antifragile is a revolutionary vision from one of the most subversive and important thinkers of our time. Praise for Nicholas Nassim Taleb "[This] is the lesson of Taleb. and also the lesson of our volatile times. There is more courage and heroism in defying the human impulse, in taking the purposeful and painful steps to prepare for the unimaginable."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne."--The Wall Street Journal "The most prophetic voice of all. [Taleb is] a genuinely significant philosopher. someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone."--GQ "Changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate"--
  • "Examples of Antifragility: When you stress your body by lifting a big weight, your body gets stronger. New York has the best restaurants in the world because particular restaurants are always going bust, making the aggregate stronger and stronger, or antifragile. Evolution is antifragile. Certain business and investment strategies are antifragile. Older things tend to be more antifragile than newer ones - because they've been exposed to more Black Swans"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Dewey number
155.2/4
Index
index present
LC call number
Q375
LC item number
.T348 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • Forecasting
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • Forecasting
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Forecasting
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
Label
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Link
978-1-4000-6782-4.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-504) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The triad, or, a map of the world and things along the three properties -- The antifragile: an Introduction : Between Damocles and Hydra ; Overcompensation and overreaction everywhere ; The cat and the washing machine ; What kills me makes others stronger -- Modernity and the denial of antifragility : The souk and the office building ; Tell them I love (some) randomness ; Naive intervention ; Prediction as a child of modernity -- A nonpredictive view of the world : Fat Tony and the Fagilistas ; Seneca's upside and downside ; Never marry the rock star -- Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility : Thales' sweet grapes ; Lecturing birds on how to fly ; When two things are not the "same thing" ; History written by the losers ; A lesson in disorder ; Fat Tony debates Socrates -- The nonlinear and the nonlinear : On the difference between a large stone and a thousand pebbles ; The philosopher's stone and its inverse -- Via negativa : Time and fragility ; Medicine, convexity, and opacity ; To live long, but not too long -- The ethics of fragility and antifragility : Skin in the game: antifragility and optionality at the expense of others ; Fitting ethics to a profession
Control code
ocn774490503
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 519 pages
Isbn
9781400067824
Lccn
2012028697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400067824
  • (OCoLC)774490503
Label
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Link
978-1-4000-6782-4.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-504) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The triad, or, a map of the world and things along the three properties -- The antifragile: an Introduction : Between Damocles and Hydra ; Overcompensation and overreaction everywhere ; The cat and the washing machine ; What kills me makes others stronger -- Modernity and the denial of antifragility : The souk and the office building ; Tell them I love (some) randomness ; Naive intervention ; Prediction as a child of modernity -- A nonpredictive view of the world : Fat Tony and the Fagilistas ; Seneca's upside and downside ; Never marry the rock star -- Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility : Thales' sweet grapes ; Lecturing birds on how to fly ; When two things are not the "same thing" ; History written by the losers ; A lesson in disorder ; Fat Tony debates Socrates -- The nonlinear and the nonlinear : On the difference between a large stone and a thousand pebbles ; The philosopher's stone and its inverse -- Via negativa : Time and fragility ; Medicine, convexity, and opacity ; To live long, but not too long -- The ethics of fragility and antifragility : Skin in the game: antifragility and optionality at the expense of others ; Fitting ethics to a profession
Control code
ocn774490503
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 519 pages
Isbn
9781400067824
Lccn
2012028697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400067824
  • (OCoLC)774490503

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