Antifragile

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679645276
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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, Skin in the Game, 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. In Antifragile, 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 the Titanic 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. Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it. Praise for Antifragile “Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining.”—The Economist “A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives.”—Newsweek

Summary Of Antifragile Things That Gain From Disorder Incerto By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Author: Dennis Braun
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Antіfrаgіlе bу Nаѕѕіm Taleb іѕ about thе thіngѕ іn life thаt improve аnd асtuаllу thrive when ѕubjесtеd to ѕtrеѕѕ, unсеrtаіntу, and dіѕоrdеr... Juѕt lіkе your muѕсlеѕ thrіvе аnd strengthen whеn thеу'rе ѕubjесtеd tо stressful ѕіtuаtіоnѕ, such аѕ аn intense weight-lifting ѕеѕѕіоn. Juѕt lіkе scandals and rumоrѕ hаvе a рrореnѕіtу tо ѕрrеаd like wіld-fіrе when реорlе trу tо соvеr thеm up, оr hоw rіоtѕ аnd рrоtеѕtѕ get even bigger when they're rерrеѕѕеd -- there's a wide саtеgоrу of оthеr thіngѕ in lіfе thаt аlѕо benefit frоm thіѕ kind оf сhаоѕ, disorder, аnd volatility. Thіѕ саtеgоrу is whаt аuthоr Nаѕѕіm Tаlеb refers to as thе "аntіfrаgіlе." Antіfrаgіlіtу іѕ nоt thе ѕаmе аѕ rеѕіlіеnсе whіlе rеѕіlіеnсе is аbоut rеѕіѕtіng ѕtrеѕѕ whіlе ѕtауіng thе same, аntіfrаgіlіtу is about resisting аnd еvеn welcoming ѕtrеѕѕ whіlе gеttіng bеttеr аnd better.

Summary Of Antifragile

Author: Paul Adams / Bookhabits
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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Conversation Starters The Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb released his bestselling book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder in 2012. This book is part of the Incerto series. Taleb investigates the phenomena of uncertainy, luck, opacity, human error, probability, risk and decision-making in a world we humans barely understand. Human bones get stronger when subjected to tension and stress. Rumors and riots intensify when repressed. Many things in this life benefit from disorder, volatility, stress and turmoil. What Taleb defined as 'antifragile' is a category that not only gain from chaos but also need chaos to survive and thrive. Newsweek praises Teleb's bold book on the reason why we should "embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error." They add that this book "may just change our lives." The Economist praises Antifragile and describes this book, "ambitious and thought-provoking." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Incerto 4 Book Bundle

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812997697
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes—Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and the expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes, updated with more than 50 percent new material—are now together in one ebook bundle. ANTIFRAGILE “Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides.”—The Wall Street Journal Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from 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. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. What is crucial is that the antifragile loves errors, as it incurs small harm and large benefits from them. Spanning politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine in an interdisciplinary and erudite style, Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. THE BLACK SWAN “[A book] that altered modern thinking.”—The Times (London) A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random and more predictable. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows that black swan events underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS “[Fooled by Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses were to the Catholic Church.”—Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? Fooled by Randomness is about luck: more precisely, about how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill—the markets—Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in our lives. THE BED OF PROCRUSTES “Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—Financial Times This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb’s major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical views of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.

Computational Nuclear Engineering And Radiological Science Using Python

Author: Ryan McClarren
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128123710
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Computational Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science Using Python provides the necessary knowledge users need to embed more modern computing techniques into current practices, while also helping practitioners replace Fortran-based implementations with higher level languages. The book is especially unique in the market with its implementation of Python into nuclear engineering methods, seeking to do so by first teaching the basics of Python, then going through different techniques to solve systems of equations, and finally applying that knowledge to solve problems specific to nuclear engineering. Along with examples of code and end-of-chapter problems, the book is an asset to novice programmers in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, teaching them how to analyze complex systems using modern computational techniques. For decades, the paradigm in engineering education, in particular, nuclear engineering, has been to teach Fortran along with numerical methods for solving engineering problems. This has been slowly changing as new codes have been written utilizing modern languages, such as Python, thus resulting in a greater need for the development of more modern computational skills and techniques in nuclear engineering. Offers numerical methods as a tool to solve specific problems in nuclear engineering Provides examples on how to simulate different problems and produce graphs using Python Supplies accompanying codes and data on a companion website, along with solutions to end-of-chapter problems

Customer Experience Innovation

Author: Robert Dew
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787547868
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This book outlines innovative processes used to research, conceive and develop innovations in the Customer eXperience (CX) space for both large and small companies.

Microslices

Author: John Dillard
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 1599325322
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THE WAY EXECUTIVES USE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IS DYING. Are you ready to get the most out of what comes next? The longstanding business model of professional services is facing change unlike any other in its century-long history. Over the next 15 years, unrelenting advances in technology, data science, and corporate culture will fundamentally disrupt your “trusted advisors.” Exciting opportunities lie ahead for forward-thinking organizations, while disastrous threats await any buyer that’s unprepared to adopt a new service delivery model. MICROSLICES is a timely, eye-opening look at the changes that are already revolutionizing the professional services industry. It provides specific steps you must take as a buyer of those services to protect your organization from wasted consulting fees, outdated advice, and generic solutions. Consulting is dying. Your top adversaries will react to the future; will you? “Microslices is a great dive into understanding exactly why the boom in data sciences will completely change the way you use professional services. It’s, quite simply, a must-read.” Keith Ferrazzi author of Never Eat Alone and the #1 NY Times bestseller Who’s Got Your Back “The book provides an excellent view into the future for everyone that provides or utilizes professional services. It predicts the changes coming to the industry and how to embrace the changes in order to increase productivity and profitability.” Major General Steven W. Smith (Ret.) CEO of S.W. Smith & Associates For more information about Big Sky, visit www.bigskyassociates.com.

Incerto

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0399590455
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don't understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes--Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and the expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes, updated with more than 50 percent new material--are now together in one boxed set. ANTIFRAGILE "Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides."--The Wall Street Journal Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from 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. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. What is crucial is that the antifragile loves errors, as it incurs small harm and large benefits from them. Spanning politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine in an interdisciplinary and erudite style, Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. THE BLACK SWAN "[A book] that altered modern thinking."--The Times (London) A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictab≤ it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random and more predictable. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows that black swan events underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives, and yet we--especially the experts--are blind to them. FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS "[Fooled by Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther's ninety-five theses were to the Catholic Church."--Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? Fooled by Randomness is about luck: more precisely, about how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill--the markets--Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in our lives. THE BED OF PROCRUSTES "Taleb's crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems."--Financial Times This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb's major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical views of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.