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

Antifragile : things that gain from disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Antifragile : things that gain from disorder
Title
Antifragile
Title remainder
things that gain from disorder
Statement of responsibility
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Subject
Genre
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"--
Summary
The best-selling author of The Black Swan shares philosophical insights into how adversity and chaos can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider such topics as the superiority of city states over nation states, the drawbacks of debt and why modern developments usually fail
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10156691
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.2/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q375
LC item number
.T348 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
things that gain from disorder
Label
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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978-1-4000-6782-4.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-504) and index
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 fragilistas ; Seneca's upside and downside ; Never marry the rock star -- Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility. Do you really know where you are going? ; 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 importance of attics ; 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
5594629
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 519 p.
Isbn
9781400067824
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012028697
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774490503
  • (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 (p. 481-504) and index
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 fragilistas ; Seneca's upside and downside ; Never marry the rock star -- Optionality, technology, and the intelligence of antifragility. Do you really know where you are going? ; 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 importance of attics ; 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
5594629
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 519 p.
Isbn
9781400067824
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012028697
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774490503
  • (OCoLC)774490503

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