Taleb the Antifragile
December 6, 2012 11:17 AM Subscribe
Nassim Nicholas Taleb's
posted by KaizenSoze (37 comments total)
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, was release at the end of November. His previous books centered on describing the problems of prediction. The new book is a conversational, sometimes diatribe, about, "How to live in a world we don't understand".
Reviews are mostly favorable, most take at least minor exception to his writing style. There is a detailed technical explanation of his theories in the back of the book, in general it is very accessible to someone who has read his other books. A little knowledge of statistics, economics helps, but not required.
I personally found his discussion of predicting via subtraction enlightening. If you must predict, think of what will not be there in the future.
Excellent interview on Econtalk
Discussion of the word, Antifragile
You can find him on Facebook
, where he often talks about his current projects.
Previously on the blue:
Imagine someone of the type we call neurotic
The Great Bank Robbery
Ten principles for a Black Swan-proof world