Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A book for the thinker - that's for sure. Taleb challenges all of the false fodder served up to the average citizen by his or her betters. He's a statistician and a formidable researcher, so if you are looking for a beach-read, this book should not be your first choice.
My nickname for this book and for all that Taleb has to say about the world is .... Common Sense 2.0.
He has a sharp tongue and he does not suffer pompous fools who get drunk daily at the Kool-Aide bar.
If nothing else, it is important for Americans to learn to know a "Fragilista" when they meet one. This is a good place to begin and it will make the world a better place. Thank you, Mr. Taleb.
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