Skip to content

Monthly Archives: November 2015

Exploring the Practice of Antifragility

Hello, Really appreciate http://www.blackswanreport.com/blog/ . . . During 2015, as a group of practitioners who use “antifragility” we hosted a number of panel/webinar conversations regarding Antifragility (Practice Beyond the Rhetoric!) . . . http://bit.ly/AFPW-2015 To continue expanding the community as well as sharing/learning from one another, we have *just* published an Amazon Kindle eBook entitled […]

Antifragility Panel/Webinar: Practice Beyond the Rhetoric!

Look for audio links to webinar recordings in post. In his book “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”, Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s (@nntaleb) introduced the concept of antifragility. Appreciating this concept involves initially recognizing it and then translating it into practice! First, Taleb distinguishes between the fragile, robust, and antifragile: “the fragile wants tranquility, the antifragile […]

GMOs, Putin, Downloading, Piketty, Dupire, Monotheism, Doctorow, Daesh, Cossaks

New piece on #GMOs and precautionary principle and computational complexity first draft with @nntalebhttps://t.co/A1uh3mJGVl — Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) November 25, 2015 The #GMO problem and precautionary principle: NP-style computational complexity approach https://t.co/PLD1N3Veof — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) November 25, 2015 Found the out of print bk (pub1964) by dead Syrian Xtian for $400, 3rd party seller. Dwnld &give […]

Paris, Wahabis, Salafi, Homeopathy, Beirut

Since 2001 our policy for fighting Islamic terrorists has been, (Facebook) to put it politely, missing the elephant in the room, sort of like treating symptoms and completely missing the disease. Policymakers and slow-thinking bureaucrats stupidly let terrorism grow by ignoring the roots. We lost a generation: someone who went to grammar school in Saudi […]

Celibacy, Data, Inequality and Wealth, Kilkenomics

CELIBACY and SKIN IN THE GAME (Facebook) Imagine working for a corporation that produces secret harm to the collective, in hiding cancer-causing risk which kills the thousands but is not (yet) fully visible. You can alert the public, but would automatically lose your job and there is a gamble that the company’s evil scientists would […]