Are you Antifragile?

Are you Antifragile?

Nassim Taleb wrote a truly amazing treatise in his Antifragile, published in 2014. I listened to the audiobook version of his work, all 15 hours or so, and couldn’t help but be amazed by how simple yet how fundamental it was, his observations of the importance of limiting the downside while increasing the upside of all decisions. Listen to him talk about his ideas:

 

Nassim’s barbell analogy is a particularly apt model of a bi-modal system in

which the goal of the prudent is to stay between the extremes of risk and risk-aversion.

Here is one take on this:

 

Nassim’s take on President Trump is particularly interesting: