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Embracing ‘antifragility’ (2013)

Reader Garin (thanks!) pointed me to this Al Jazeera video from 2013 that I missed. Interesting and unusual video format.

Antifragility | NECSI

The program will include lessons from Taleb’s current research and his New York Times bestseller Antifragile, including: How to spot fragility What antifragility is Why it is better to be antifragile than smart How not to mistake a cat for a washing machine Heuristics and rules to simplify life and decision making These will be […]

NECSI Executive Education: Antifragility | NECSI

NECSI Executive Education: Antifragility Antifragility: A User’s Manual Learn to flourish in a volatile and complex world by creating “antifragile” organizations that thrive on stress and disorder. A two-day program for senior management January 21st and 22nd, 2016 Cambridge, MA Speakers:Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Former trader,author of The Black Swan and AntifragileYaneer Bar-Yam, President and Professor,New […]

NNT on Reason TV!

Treat! From Reason’s Nick Gillespie sat down with Taleb for a wide-ranging discussion about why debt leads to fragility (5:16); the importance of “skin in the game” to a properly functioning financial system (10:45); why large banks should be nationalized (21:47); why technology won’t rule the future (24:20); the value of studying the classics […]

Friend, my central point…

But the average of the function is as follows. Take the square of every payoff, 1^2+2^2+3^2+4^2+5^2+6^2 divided by 6, that is the average square payoff, and you get 15.67. So, since squaring is a convex function, the average of a square payoff is higher than the square of the average payoff. The difference, here between […]