Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Andrew Chen's Review:

Loved the first 1/3 and last 1/3 of this book. Taleb talks about the idea of antifragility, where things benefit from disorder. (Not just robustness, which resists disorder). He starts with the idea from a financial concept, but cleverly applies it to his own personal health and weightlifting routine. Could probably be shorter and less boastful though.

Ref: http://andrewchen.co/books-im-reading-2013/

Marc Andreessen's Review:

Yep. Why Nassim Taleb's book "Antifragility" resonates so much with VCs; that's what we do.

Ref: https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/457018680472113153

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And throw in “The Black Swan” and “Fooled by Randomness”.

“Fragile” means if you hit something might break.

“Resilient” means if you hit something, it will stay the same.

On my podcast Nassim discusses “Antifragility” – building a system, even on that works for you on a personal level, where you if you harm your self in some way it becomes stronger.

That podcast changed my life

He discusses Antifragility throughout history, up to our current economic situation, and even in our personal situations

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2015/09/books-brain-expand/

Derek Sivers's Review:

Bold perspectives, unusual ideas, and surprisingly wise advice around an interesting subject of the “opposite of fragile.” Looking through that lens at health, education, governments, business, and life philosophy. Very inspiring, and sparks a lot of further discussion.

Ref: https://sivers.org/book