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2 edition of Fragile found in the catalog.

Fragile

Lisa Unger

Fragile

a novel

by Lisa Unger

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Published by Shaye Areheart Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLisa Unger
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3621.N486 F73 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination327 p. ;
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24520518M
ISBN 109780307393999
LC Control Number2009037218
OCLC/WorldCa436030131

It just looks for ways to avoid detection. Similarly, when we bounce back from failures and grow out of frustrations and hardships, we also show antifragility. Complications lead to multiplicative chains of unanticipated effects. Or the leaders of the ancient times used to put their own life on the line as a consequence of their decision. So for an antifragile system to work, its individual parts must be fragile, because the success and failure of these parts serves as important feedback for the system as a whole and allows it to get better in chaotic circumstances.

We do not need to load up on food before doing something, rather, re-feed after. I am not using this definition of racism, and I am not saying that you are immoral. How do you innovate? Banned books are a good example, or the popularity of Ayn Rand despite her aggressive detractors. Nassim Taleb is a trader himself and many of the lessons from this book he learned by trading in highly volatile currency markets. And then again at the lower end of the spectrum, say as a taxi driver, you have more freedom again because you are not so dependent on your reputation.

We thought aging causes bone degradation, but it seems that bone degradation causes aging. Lesson 3: Antifragile systems work, because they build extra capacity when put under stress. The fragile parts, the tissue in your muscles, is broken down — the failure is reported to the system. This builds on the arguments in Black Swan. The fragility of startups makes the whole economy resilient -what Schumpeter called creative destruction of capitalism. There are also cases where we get some small immediate benefits, and ignore the unknown larger side effects down the line.


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Fragile book

It is too crass an idea, and Taleb, for all his vaunted intellectual curiosity, is not really curious about the lives of anyone who doesn't live like him.

Chapter Fitting Ethics Fragile book a Profession In this chapter, Nassim Taleb talks about the hedonic treadmill many of us are slaves of.

The Teleological Fallacy The error that you know where you are going, and that you knew exactly where you were going in the past, and that others have succeeded in the past by knowing where they were going.

In retrospect, it makes perfect sense. When Shannon Sovndal started medical school, he was confident and motivated—and felt invincible.

Smith, a pair of dubious men who also appeared in a Gaiman novella called The Monarch of the Glen, suggesting that this tale is a part of the American Gods universe as well. Analyst, Motley Fool One. The more options you have, the more ways you have to respond to black swans and unforeseen events.

When we can build antifragile systems, they will thrive in our uncertain and inherently risky world. Taleb seems to have decided not just to explain his idea but also to try to exemplify it. An egg will not benefit from having a 5lb weight put on it, but your body can become stronger through similar stresses.

Read More. Lafferty "Inventing Aladdin " — a poem depicting the invention of stories, in this case, Aladdin The Monarch of the Glen — a novella-length sequel to Gaiman's novel American Gods inspired by Beowulf and set in remote areas of Scotland The four stories not included in the British edition are included in the British edition of Smoke and Mirrors.

For the nonperishable books, ideasevery additional day of its life can imply a longer life expectancy. Randomness can help with decision making and becoming unstuck, but when we try to reduce it, we lose that beneficial stressor.

He says that systems often are more antifragile than we think, and we should allow them to re-balance by themselves before jumping in. In outlining these discrepancies, DiAngelo draws heavily on the words of black writers and scholars—Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Ijeoma Oluo, Cheryl Harris—although, perhaps surprisingly, she incorporates few present-day interviews with people of color.

First, try to get in trouble. They will cry. In the last chapter p. But the fragile will frequently perish. He thought he was going in with his eyes wide open.

The idea pervades classical literature: in Ovid, difficulty is what wakes up the genius ingenium mala saepe moventwhich translates in Brooklyn English into "When life gives you a lemon Some systems, like the aviation industry, is set to be antifragile by getting better after a crash, but the same cannot be said for the financial system, says the author.

He is good at knockabout invective, laying into "fragilista" economists such as Joseph Stiglitz and self-aggrandising journalists such as "the vile and harmful" Thomas Friedman, who was an apologist for the Iraq war. Antifragile is not all bad: it has flashes of wit and insight. Yet simplicity has been difficult to implement in modern life because it is against the spirit of a certain brand of people who seek sophistication so they can justify their profession.

Distraction Another example: static background noise makes it easier to pick up radio signals. Related, the cure to procrastination on the job is not to force yourself to create systems that fix it, rather, to find an occupation where you do not have to fight your impulses and where you do not procrastinate.

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Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Taleb contends that we must learn how to make our public and private lives our political systems, our social policies, our finances, Fragile book. Of course, one way to avoid that would be to live in a world where people are accustomed to their children dying young.

I hold — it is beyond speculation, rather a conviction — that innovation and sophistication spark from initial situations of necessity, in ways that go far beyond the satisfaction of such necessity from the unintended side effects of, say, an initial invention or attempt at invention.

He says when a man like Salvatore, usually calm, gets angry, people heed it off. But you are antifragile if shocks and disruptions make you stronger and more creative, better able to adapt to each new challenge you face.Fragile: Book 1.

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Sep 20,  · focal points, a mica window that is also a fold out page. special treatment for this fragile book. contributions to the village- sylvaindez.com Patreon Memberships-. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders is a collection of short stories and poetry by English author Neil Gaiman.

It was published in the US and UK in by HarperCollins and Headline Review. Most of the stories in this book are reprints from other sources: magazines, anthologies, and even CD sylvaindez.com: Neil Gaiman. Dec 12,  · Both boys and girls can be afflicted with Fragile X syndrome, however since the gene is part of the X chromosome and male genes have only one X chromosome, Fragile X syndrome affects boys more severely.

The symptoms and signs of Fragile X syndrome are not the same in everyone as there are milder and more severe cases.

As the book progresses, Taleb covers in great depth the domain of the fragile and the opposing domain of the antifragile showing how fragility can be detected, measured, and transformed. Recurring themes throughout the book include Skin in the Game, Via Negativa, Lindy Effect, Barbell Strategy and the Green Lumber Fallacy.

ImpactAuthor: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Aug 18,  · Robin DiAngelo On White People's 'Fragility' NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to author Robin DiAngelo about her latest book, White Fragility: Why It's So .