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Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder

Speaker  Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Affiliation  New York University’s Polytechnic Institute

Host  Amy Draves

Duration  01:05:31

Date recorded  12 December 2012

Author and philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb offers a definitive solution for how to gain from disorder and chaos, while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. Taleb argues that many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What he calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish.

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