Nassim Bin Taleb is a legend of decision theory, risk and probability. He also developed the concept of "Antifragility" and proceeded to write the book on it. Taleb introduces the book as follows: "Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better". The reference is here. I met him once a few years ago at a conference. He is super smart, very funny and he swears like an absolute trooper. All which are attributes I lack myself! Read more... (VIEW LINK)


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