Something is “antifragile” if it gains from disorder/uncertainty/randomness, as opposed to “robust” things that neither gain nor lose from disorder/uncertainty/randomness. I think this is an interesting concept that I hadn’t heard of or thought about before reading this book. Taleb discusses some ideas for how to apply the concept of antifragility to your life and business (such as trying to let your body heal itself rather than using a doctor right away), but I didn’t come away with any specific action items. Nor did I have an epiphanies that would influence my future decisions or behaviors. Overall I think it was a lot of fluff, as I had expected after reading “The Black Swan”.
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