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Exploring the Practice of Antifragility

Hello, Really appreciate https://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 […]

‘Antifragile’ by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Middle Way Society

On the other hand, it also seems that Taleb’s ethical basis is very traditional. He admits to be a faithful follower of the Orthodox Church, and shows no desire to be in the least critical of its metaphysical rigidities. It seems rather odd that he can blame scientists for cherry-picking data but not priests for […]

It just hit me that the paperback of Antifragile is coming out Tuesday!

It just hit me that the paperback of Antifragile is coming out Tuesday! PS: This is 1 of 2 announcements that I allow myself to make here, to please my publisher, in return for absence of book tour. http://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Gain-Disorder/dp/0812979680/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1390590369 via It just hit me that the paperback of Antifragile… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Book review: Antifragile | Nick Dunbar

The word ‘optionality’ is too narrow for his purposes, so Taleb coins the term ‘fragility’ for entities or systems that are short options, and ‘antifragility’ for those that are long. Taleb’s point is that when uncertainty increases, culminating in extreme events, ‘fragile’ things die or fail, while ‘antifragile’ ones survive and thrive, like option traders […]