By author philosopher N. Nicholas Taleb. Fragile things break easily (like fine china). Robust systems are tough and enduring (like a bowling ball). “Antifragility”, however, includes systems or objects which actually benefit from disorder. For example, when a muscle is put under some small amount of stress and variation, it grows. This book discusses the theoretical concept of antifragility in detail and then discusses practical applications. For example: taking advantage of the natural variation in Nature by repeatedly identifying & exploiting positive random options.
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