Antifragile is in the Important Books category – it’s one of the books that is a standard for ideas found across a variety of other books. It’s also a fun book. Though brash, Taleb’s content is unique and enlightening. We don’t have a good word for the opposite of fragile (hint, it’s not robust or strong), so Taleb came up with his own word – Antifragile. People are antifragile – they grow from stress, much like muscles grow from lifting weights by tearing and repairing stronger.
This book contains a variety of heuristics or rules for life based upon this idea of antifragility. Many of the ideas were counter-intuitive and extremely helpful.