What I am reading now–Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder, by Nicolas Nassim Taleb

20130928-164114.jpgCertainly one of the most important books I’ve ever read. Taleb combines scientific, mathematical, and economic ideas to produce an incredibly cogent, original, and timely discussion of our collective technological and social evolution. Taleb encourages us to build robust, resilient, fractal, and “Antifragile” structures that improve over time, in contrast to the fragile nature of modern, rational systems that fail so easily and often. This books almost seems like an extension of my sociology dissertation I wrote in 1992. Antifragile is not only an entertaining, fascinating read but a highly practical one too that yields specific ideas, every few pages, you can apply to your life. Just brilliant.

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