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Antifragile

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Antifragile reveals how some systems thrive from shock, volatility, and uncertainty, instead of being broken by them. Discover how you can adopt more antifragile traits to thrive in an uncertain and chaotic world.

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Antifragile

Antifragile

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Overview

Our modern society has become increasingly complex. But why is it that despite being supposedly governed by experts, we seem to lurch from crisis to crisis? Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a statistician and former options trader whose writing on risk, psychology, and society has made him world-renowned. A New York Times bestseller, Antifragile is the fourth book of Incerto, Taleb's five-volume series on uncertainty. In this work, Taleb explains why some systems thrive when exposed to shocks and crises, instead of breaking under pressure.

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The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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