Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Which book have you re-read recently?
visakanv: First read it when it came out in 2012, and I was still unmarried and unemployed. Interesting to re-read it now that I'm married and have been working for 4+ years.
Ask HN: What books fundamentally changed the way you think about the world?
Ask HN: Which non-technology book has influenced you the most and why?
tyurok: He puts into words concepts of life so close to us yet so foreign sounding that makes us rethink everything in our lives.
Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?
psadri: Way to think about situations in terms of upside/downside exposure
Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?
albertkoz: This book made me rethink a lot of the things in my life.
miketek11: Only book I've gone back to re-read as soon as I've finished.
Ask HN: What are your favorite non-fiction books of all time?
EngineerBetter: Has implications that I find impact very disparate areas. It's hard work in places though.
Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?
goo: This book has informed many decisions I have made recently. It is insightful, entertaining, and in its concern for human choices manages to send a beautiful message about nature and reality.
protomok: My favorite for 2018 I particularly enjoyed the discussion of asymmetry and the implications for investing but also for systems in general.
Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?
superpermutat0r: I realized that my bad relationships are mostly the result of my lack of skin in the game. That indifference is not an advantage but that it is paralyzing. ...
jackconnor: This book was incredible, I did not know this powerful concept of "systems that get stronger through use" existed before reading this book.
shookla: All said and done I feel like it's made me look at and evaluate a lot more possibilities at all important junctions in my life (if not all junctions). It's helped me channelise my mind better to understand signals I care about in an otherwise extremely noisy world. It's also made me a stronger individual being able to do more for people and look at things sometimes as just a series of outcomes, and making everyday life and outcomes more tolerable for me emotionally as well.
kkwteh: Antifragile has changed the way I've thought about many things. A couple key concepts in the book are like lenses that gave me entirely new ways of viewing the world.
Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2019?
jurgenwerk: Man, reading this book really put a fire under my ass. I realized how much more I could be getting out of life by pursuing optionality and using the barbell strategy.