Antifragile: Things That Gain from DisorderPublication details: United Kingdom; Penguin Books Ltd; 06 Jun 2013Description: 544 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Religion and Philosophy||117 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC010200|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Self help||117 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC013563|
Tough times don't last. Tough people do. In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. Here Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls antifragile are things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. 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. "The hottest thinker in the world." (Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times).
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