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(CONT) My answer is simply along the broader line of my work on ROBUSTNESS: goods, objects, and pieces made for pride and ego (artisans, artists, writers), not for gain (to satisfy earnings per share or academic credentials) can sustain the test of time. Which is why artisans are more ROBUST than industry.

(CONT) My answer is simply along the broader line of my work on ROBUSTNESS: goods, objects, and pieces made for pride and ego (artisans, artists, writers), not for gain (to satisfy earnings per share or academic credentials) can sustain the test of tim…

The non-natural & alienating aspect of technology shows in the following: an old version of a technological or modern object looks shabby today but not at the time it was new -say, an old Macbook Pro, Ipod, or an old model of your current car. Not so with more classical objects like antique furniture, fountain pens, books, stone houses, china, etc.

The non-natural & alienating aspect of technology shows in the following: an old version of a technological or modern object looks shabby today but not at the time it was new -say, an old Macbook Pro, Ipod, or an old model of your current car. Not …

SSRN-Antifragility, Robustness, and Fragility, Inside the 'Black Swan' Domain by Nassim Taleb

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Antifragility, Robustness, and Fragility, Inside the ‘Black Swan’ Domain

Nassim Nicholas Taleb NYU-Poly

September 2010

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This discussion makes the distinction inside the Fourth Quadrant …

SSRN-Statistical Undecidability by Raphael Douady, Nassim Taleb

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Statistical Undecidability

Raphael Douady RiskdataNassim Nicholas Taleb NYU-Poly

October 12, 2010

Abstract:
    

Using the metadistribution of possible distributions for a given measure, we define a conditi…

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Hints of the new book. HatTip to Dave Lull.
137- The Science of Antifragility, an Ignored Ubiquitous Concept
Just as a package sent by mail bears a stamp “fragile” on it, “handle with care”, imagine the opposite: “please mishandle” …