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Commentary on the statement: “Studying neurobiology to understand humans…

Commentary on the statement: “Studying neurobiology to understand humans is like studying ink to understand literature.” (from ANTIFRAGILE) When it comes to narratives, the brain seems to be the last province of the theoretician- charlatan. Add neurosomething to a field, and suddenly it rises in respectability and becomes more convincing as people now have the […]

OFF-TOPIC(S). Antifragile is going into paperback in January (U.S.)

OFF-TOPIC(S). Antifragile is going into paperback in January (U.S.) . I looked at revising it. Other books felt very incomplete when reread. For Fooled by Randomness, I added >80 pages in 2003 and 2005. For the Black Swan, I added >100 pages. For The Bed of Procrustes, I would like to add 40 pages. For […]

Antifragile /  GettingStronger.org

How does the barbell strategy apply to health?  A great example is combining occasional, high intensity weight lifting or interval training, alternating with long stretches of rest, recovery and  ”doing nothing”.  The intermittent stress of lifting an extreme weight pushes the body to overcompensate and prepare for an even greater future challenge, but the interlude […]

Life is long gamma – The Hindu

That’s where the heading of this piece comes from — in trading jargon, when someone holds a ‘long gamma’ position, any movement in price is good news. In other words, long gamma means that which benefits from volatility or the non-linear. Excessive planning and smoothening are attempts to force something that’s predominantly non-linear into an […]

Nassim N. Taleb- Antifragile, or how things gain from disorder. Digital Shoreditch 2013

Source: http://tv.digitalshoreditch.com/nassim-n-taleb-antifragile-or-how-things-gain-from-disorder-4/