Meetup : Boston: Antifragile

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WHEN: 04 January 2015 03:30:33PM (-0500)

WHERE: 98 Elm Street, Somerville

This Sunday, Jesse Galef will be reviewing the book Antifragile, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan. Topics will include effective decision making, catastrophic risk, and pop culture references.

Reviews of Antifragile:

"The glossary alone offered more thought-provoking ideas than any other nonfiction book I read this year. That said, Antifragile is far from flawless."

"As always, an imperfect, infuriating but intriguing book"

"A big mixed bag of insights and misconceptions"

Cambridge/Boston-area Less Wrong meetups start at 3:30pm, and have an alternating location:

  • 1st Sunday meetups are at Citadel in Porter Sq, at 98 Elm St, apt 1, Somerville.

  • 3rd Sunday meetups are in MIT's building 66 at 25 Ames St, room 156. Room number subject to change based on availability; signs will be posted with the actual room number.

(We also have last Wednesday meetups at Citadel at 7pm.)

Our default schedule is as follows:

—Phase 1: Arrival, greetings, unstructured conversation.

—Phase 2: The headline event. This starts promptly at 4pm, and lasts 30-60 minutes.

—Phase 3: Further discussion. We'll explore the ideas raised in phase 2, often in smaller groups.

—Phase 4: Dinner.

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