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Book Review: Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand | LSE Review of Books

The key to the antifragile mentality is what Taleb calls ‘optionality’, namely, the use of degrees of freedom as a proxy for knowledge. In other words, if you do not know what will happen, make sure you have every option covered. Taleb, who appears to enjoy a ‘second life’ existence as a gangster, speaks in […]

Antifragile: how to live in a world we don’t understand – LSE Audio

Listen at LSEDownload(Right Click, Save)AudioSpeakers: Professor Nassim Nicholas TalebRecorded on 5 December 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Taleb believes that many of the best and most successful systems in the world such as evolution have antifragility at their heart. Conversely, those systems which reject antifragility and suppress volatility such as modern politics […]