From the bestselling author of the black swan and one of the foremost philosophers of our time, nassim nicholas taleb, a book on how some systems actually benefit from disorder.in the black swan taleb outlined a problem; in antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. for what he calls the "antifragile" is one step beyond robust, as it benefits from adversity, uncertainty and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension.taleb
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? what do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? why do drug dealers still live with their moms? how much do parents really matter? what kind of impact did roe v. wade have on violent crime? freakonomics will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.these may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. but steven d. levitt is not a typical economist. he is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of
Jesus' son, the first collection of stories by denis johnson, presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary american life unmatched in power and immediacy and marks a new level of achievement for this acclaimed writer. in their intensity of perception, their neon-lit evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close to our own, the stories in jesus' son offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of american loneliness and hope.contains:car crash while hitchhikingtwo menout on baildundunworkemergencydirty weddingthe other manhappy hoursteady hands at seattle generalbeverly home'
“I really like this one collection of short stories by this guy Dennis Johnson, it's called Jesus' Son”
In this stunning book, malcolm gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. he asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?his answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a
Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, incurring losses over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.
Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.how do we learn? what exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? why is multi-tasking a myth? why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? is it true that men and women have different brains?in brain rules, dr. john medina, a molecular biologist, shares his
“I read a book called Brain Rules by John Medina who's kind of discusses how to keep your brain healthy.”