Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an incredible intellectual.
A Lebanese born options trader, went on to become a professor and is also an amazing author of several entertaining and insightful 📚 centred around uncertainty.
Idiosyncratic, refreshing and honest.
One of my favourite 💡 of his is the idea of antifragile.
Simply put, it’s not something that just is resilient to or merely able to withstand disorder or chaos but on the contrary benefits from it and becomes better from it.
Imagine how being antifragile can help us in various walks of life, be it career, health, finance or just in terms of thinking and becoming a better human being.
Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure , risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile.
Lets hear about it from Nassim himself.