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Video! Nassim Taleb Zurich Minds 2011

I must be slacking. I knew this event was scheduled but I hadn’t seen the video until today! ZURICH.MINDS 2011, Antifragility. Talk with Rolf Dobelli

Re: NNT Princeton Event

Reader Jonc wrote with a report from the recent Princeton lecture. He graciously allowed me to reprint his letter here: Dear John I attended the event with South Jersey artist Nancy Jackson.. The audio visual gremlins normally present were not at this presentation of NNT’s concept of Antifragility… they were at both the Stevens and […]

Taleb at Princeton April 10, 2012

No sign of a recording as of yet. Will post as soon as one comes available.  Taleb opened his lecture with a question: “What is the opposite of fragile?” After a few attempted answers from the audience, Taleb explained that there is no antonym for fragile in common English. He introduced the term “antifragile” as […]

Antifragility, Sept 2012

Not sure if this is new, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it. New book title and approx. release date. Antifragility, Sept 2012, Random House (US) & Penguin (UK) via Nassim N. Taleb Home & Professional Page.

Genes | Free Full-Text | Antifragility and Tinkering in Biology and in Business Flexibility Provides an Efficient Epigenetic Way to Manage Risk

Abstract: The notion of antifragility, an attribute of systems that makes them thrive under variable conditions, has recently been proposed by Nassim Taleb in a business context. This idea requires the ability of such systems to ‘tinker’, i.e., to creatively respond to changes in their environment. A fairly obvious example of this is natural selection-driven […]