Category Archives: Antifragile

Not what it is rather what it is not

I first heard the term “via negativa” in Taleb’s Antifragile. I thought it time I dig a little deeper into the idea. The term itself is theological in origin. In essence we have two ways of knowing God. Either “via positiva” … Continue reading

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Antifragile: Measuring Complexity

This post forms part of series I’m doing following the 2 day course I attended in Boston. Yaneer Bar-Yam was speaking along side Nassim N. Taleb. It might be easier to think about the simple first. What makes something simple? … Continue reading

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Antifragility: A User’s Manual

I’ve just returned from a two-day program for senior management run by the NECSI as part of the Executive Education programme. The program’s strapline was ‘Learn to thrive in a volatile and complex world by creating Antifragile organizations that thrive on … Continue reading

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Antifragile: Black Swans

The term black swan was originally used to describe something as impossible. Back then no-one had seen such a beast. Later when one was found in Australia the meaning changed. It was then used to characterise the thing that once … Continue reading

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