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Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand

Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand

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Overview: Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand


Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose 2007 book 'The Black Swan' was termed by Sunday Times as one of the twelve books that have influenced people the most since World war II, is back in the scene with his latest offering, Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand. The book presents Taleb's perspective on how to thrive in a world marked by chaos and unpredictability. Published on November 1, 2012, by Penguin UK, the book shows the way to sustain disastrous times. If you like ordering books online, you can place your order for the book with any of the bookstore listed on Junglee.

The book stresses the importance of being antifragile, rather than trying to phase out the risks and building a safe cocoon for oneself. This is because most things gain strength when they face resistance or opposition, just like the human body which, when involved in any kind of strenuous activity, becomes stronger. Even riots and rumours, in the face of attempts to curb them, actually become stronger. Trying to fit in things in accordance to norms and conventions might actually reduce their resilience and render them weak. The world is a chaotic place to be - accepting this fact instead of denying it is the way to go. Those organizations and economic systems which try to reduce the risks are more likely to fall prey to them. The author also opines that there is no shame in failing or making mistakes - rather, they can prove to be a learning ground.

Taleb makes uncertainty appear desirable and as one of the necessities for the antifragile constitution of things. In fact, his message is loud and clear - what is fragile doesn't stand a chance of survival. He opines that the ones who can create order out of the prevalent disorder are the ones who are likely to emerge successful at the end of the day. Written in an irreverent tone, Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand can actually help see "the world afresh", as The Times puts it. This 224 page book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is available in hardcover edition and has ISBN 10 number 1846141567 and ISBN 13 number 9781846141560.

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date November 1, 2012
Publisher Penguin UK
Contributor(s) Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2012
Page Count 519
ISBN 10 1846141567
ISBN 13 9781846141560
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 64 grams
Product Dimensions 16.2 cm x 3.7 cm x 24 cm
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