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Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder

Antifragile - Things that Gain from Disorder
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In ons blog over de Streep op de horizon komt het eigenlijk al een beetje aan bod. Je moet in de huidige wereld je zo opstellen dat je beter en slimmer wordt als er stress-factoren op je worden losgelaten. Daar moet je van leren en evolueren. Eigenlijk zoals de natuur dat ook doet.

Is dit boek verder lekker samen te vatten? Nou nee, je moet het gewoon gelezen hebben. Zeker als je open staat voor filosofie, niet van ‘corporates’ houdt en wars bent van Harvard en zeker als je vindt dat de huidige maatschappij zijn beste tijd wel heeft gehad. Geeft Taleb antwoorden? Ook niet, maar wel mooie inzichten, ethiek, statistiek, historie en allemaal met een heerlijke knipoog.

Samen met The Black Swan mag dit niet ontbreken op je leeslijst!

Samenvatting op bol.com
Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.

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 The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. InAntifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.

Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call “efficient” not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of theTitanic save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear.

Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.

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