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- Things That Gain from Disorder
- Written by: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Narrated by: Joe Ochman
- Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.
Almost a 5
- By Marfew on 2019-04-03
antifragile is the answer
A functionally flawless treatise on the failing of modern progress, the state, and academia. This book, if read, will change the reader's perception of all social and economic systems.
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Speaker for the Dead
- Written by: Orson Scott Card
- Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
- Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.
- By David Richardson on 2019-09-25
This is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading (hearing).
The author addresses such incredibly delicate and powerful concepts as religion, sexuality, war, death etc. All in a way that is not pushing a particular agenda, but instead allowing the reader to experience and love each character in whatever way comes naturally. All of this is also twined deeply into a sci fi story that will leave you breathless with the scope and clarity, the realness of the human and non human characters.
I cant possibly recommend this book highly enough compared to the impact it has had on me as a reader.
The audio version is also a 10/10, the voice acting and audio quality is top tier and immerses you even deeper than when it is read alone.