When members of the Olympic Committee call 32 year-old swimmer, Ryan Lochte "just a boy" after lying about his drunken disorderly destruction one night in Brazil by saying he and others were robbed at gunpoint by a group dressed as police officers, I was filled with anger and a sense of hopelessness. Travon Martin, Tamir Rice, and countless others were "just boys," Lochte is a fully grown man with an obvious sense of entitlement.
Nasim Taleb’s most recent book, “Anti-Fragile” might not have been a title that made it on to your A-List of books to read this summer for any number of reasons. Not the least of which is that the word “anti-fragile” doesn’t actually exist in the current english lexicon. Cryptic titles aside, the concepts to be found herein can be nothing less than life-changing.