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Summary

This is a book summary of Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and not the original book.

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 best-selling 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.

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Flashbooks are good to remind you of the main sentiments of a book you have read but the stilted, juvenile approach of the reader bordered on condescension.

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  • mike
  • 18-03-18

great summary of a great book!

this takes Talebs points and makes them easy to understand up front. If you don't have the time to read/listen to the full book this is a great substitute.

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  • Thomas Burch
  • 01-04-18

Great synopsis without the snarky commentary

What made the experience of listening to Summary of Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb the most enjoyable?

I really enjoy the content and information present in Taleb's books but he seems to be a little mean spirited, and he seems to go on and on about how stupid, inadequate and wrong many people are. I know he is probably right, but I don't want to listen to all that negativity. I really want to try to focus on things I can control and on personal improvement. This quick synopsis provides the important info without the negative message. The man is a genius, and I actually think he is funny, but lets keep it positive and succinct.

What did you like best about this story?

great examples, great info. Important ideas and concepts.

Which character – as performed by Dean Bokhari – was your favorite?

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What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

the whole concept of anti fragility is really cool. I like the hydra discussion. It is like the immune system, that which does not kill you really can make you stronger!

Any additional comments?

Good listen

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  • Brian
  • 31-10-17

Antifragility equals power

I love how succinctly Nassim Taleb's ideas were summarized in this audiobook. Insightful. Becoming as antifragile as possible, wherever possible, is my new goal in life.