Incredible. Nassim is a unique intellect with an inspiring and fresh perspective on economics, philosophy, business, nutrition, exercise... the list continues.
Nassim writes the way he speaks, straight to the point, no nonsense, with insightful stories and analogies to enhance his statements.
The narrator captures Nassim's inflection and enthusiasm
Taleb's book focuses on the core issue of anti-fragility which can be transferred across most subjects. The book is highly "repetitive" which as any great speaker knows is a tool to get people to really grasp the concept. He goes into extensive detail and though many historical examples and philosophers to which he accredits the uncovering of the concept of anti-fragility. Of course he recognizes and expresses that the doer innately understands anti-fragility yet it eludes the spotlight in the academic realm. If you read this book you will learn anti-fragility in depth.
Bottom line: If you are really interested or using anti-fragility for a real world application then you should listen/read this book. If you're just trying to grasp the concept quickly and move on I suggest either reading a couple of sections from this book or getting your anti-fragility knowledge from Taleb's other sources, or getting that knowledge through experience.
gets even better after half way
Challenging and a strong opinionated points of view, but useful in the way historic references are used for an average day to day. The personality is in some way unnecessary superb and arrogant!
Painful to listen to as he repeats antifragile over and over for different situations. Instead of making up words, call it was it is, adaptability. I couldn't finish the book, would not recommend using your credit on this one.
Boring and repetitive. If you pick this book to read (or listen), you already know that you learn from failure, and trial and error.
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