Sunday, October 13, 2013
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, has a new book out. Antifragile, Things that Gain from Disorder explains how some things not only gain from chaos but need it to survive and flourish. Our bones get stronger when under stress and weaken from sedentary life styles. Those old stone bridges built by the Romans remain today because their own weight is what gives them structural integrity. In this book Taleb talks about “innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine“. It’s guide for living in the modern world.