Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

  • 16h 14m 30s
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • 2012

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1. Between Damocles and Hydra
  • Chapter 2. Overcompensation and Overreaction Everywhere
  • Chapter 3. The Cat and the Washing Machine
  • Chapter 4. What Kills Me Makes Others Stronger
  • Chapter 5. The Souk and the Office Building
  • Chapter 6. Tell Them I Love (Some) Randomness
  • Chapter 7. Naive Intervention
  • Chapter 8. Prediction as a Child of Modernity
  • Chapter 9. Fat Tony and the Fragilistas
  • Chapter 10. Seneca's Upside and Downside
  • Chapter 11. Never Marry the Rock Star
  • Chapter 12. Thales' Sweet Grapes
  • Chapter 13. Lecturing Birds on How to Fly
  • Chapter 14. When Two Things Are Not the “Same Thing”
  • Chapter 15. History Written by the Losers
  • Chapter 16. A Lesson in Disorder
  • Chapter 17. Fat Tony Debates Socrates
  • Chapter 18. On the Difference Between a Large Stone and a Thousand Pebbles
  • Chapter 19. The Philosopher's Stone and Its Inverse
  • Chapter 20. Time and Fragility
  • Chapter 21. Medicine, Convexity, and Opacity
  • Chapter 22. To Live Long, but Not Too Long
  • Chapter 23. Skin in the Game: Antifragility and Optionality at the Expense of Others
  • Chapter 24. Filling Ethics to a Profession
  • Chapter 25. Conclusion
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