J. Engelhart

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incer&hellip von Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Paleo style life guide, 28. April 2013
In his third popular book (after Fooled by Randomness and Black Swan), Taleb now introduces a new concept called antifragile. As in the first two books, in his opinion on the big scale, the world is shaped by Black Swans, totally unpredictable events.

Something that gets hurt by those Black Swans is fragile. Someone/Something that is not hurt by Black Swans is robust. Antifragile finally is something/someone that gains from the chaos a Black Swan event is creating.

So far so good, however if one would have expected some implications for an investment strategy, one gets almost completely disappointed. At some points, financial markets are mentioned, but not very… Mehr dazu
No Lost Causes von Alvaro Uribe Velez
No Lost Causes von Alvaro Uribe Velez
4.0 von 5 Sternen Impressive, 26. Februar 2013
When I travelled to Colombia in 2006 or 2007, many of my friends told me that this is a suicide mission. During the 4 weeks, I was often the only tourist or one of very few tourists in many places.

Often, I had the chance to talk to local people. Many of them were praising Alvaro Uribe for changing the country into a better place. My trip itself was not more dangerous than other trips I made before.

Ever since, I have been following the fortune of Colombia and was therefore quite positively surprised when I saw that Alvaro Uribve had written his Autobiography.

Of course, this is the subjective story of the guy himself, nevertheless I felt deeply impressed… Mehr dazu
Great North Road (English Edition) von Peter F. Hamilton
Great North Road (English Edition) von Peter F. Hamilton
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Krimi meets Scienfe Fiction, 2. Januar 2013
Ganz am Anfang war ich zunächst etwas verwirrt.

Ein SF Universum in dem man Portale zu fernen Planeten erschaffen hat und trotzdem rutscht der Held des Buches auf schlechten Winterreifen durch das verschneite England ?

Dann aber hat mich die Handlung ziemlich schnell "aufgesogen". Was zunächst wie ein einfacher Kriminalfall aussieht verwandelt sich in eine komlexe Space Opera mit vielen geschickt ineinander verwobenen Handlungssträngen.

Spätetens mit der Expedition auf den fernen Planeten gibt es dann auch SciFi vom feinsten.

Einzig die manchmal ein bischen zu langen Rückblenden und Detailbeschreibungen haben stellenweise… Mehr dazu