10 Antifragile Quotes - Benefit from Chaos!

21/07/2021

     Antifragile Quotes. Messages, Excerpts, Thoughts, Quotes and Motivational Phrases. Learn to Benefit from Chaos. Learn more about the author Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

What is Antifragile?

     Antifragile: Things That Benefit from Chaos is a book written by the Lebanese essayist and researcher based in the United States of America, Nassim Nicolas Taleb, whose original in English was published in 2012. Taleb complements the theme of his previous works proclaims uncertainty as something present and desirable. The author argues that by learning the antifragility mechanisms, the main concept of the book, better decisions can be made without the illusion of being able to predict the next big thing.

     Antifragility, a neologism proposed by Taleb, would be the exact opposite of fragility, complete with resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and weather and stays the same, the antifragile looks better. This property would be behind many things that have changed over time: from ideas to the very existence of human beings as a species.

Best Antifragile Quotes:

  • "At no time in history have so many people who are not at risk, that is, those without personal exposure, exerted control."

  • "Unlike a well-defined and precise game like Russian roulette, where the risks are visible to anyone capable of multiplying and dividing by six, you don't see the barrel of reality."

  • "If you want to get a feel for a friend's temperament, ethics, and personal elegance, you need to look at him under the tests of harsh circumstances, not under the regular rosy glow of daily life."

  • "But it's still true that you know what's wrong with a lot more confidence than you know what's right."

  • "Some thoughts are so antifragile that you feed them by trying to get rid of them, turning them into obsessions."

Best Quotes by Nassim Nicolas Taleb:

  • "You can't confidently say that a particular event or remote shock is more likely than another, but you can assert with much more confidence that one object or structure is more fragile than another if a particular event happens."

  • "Well, nature, unlike fragilista Greenspan, prepares for what hasn't happened before, assuming the worst damage is possible."

  • "This so-called 'worst case event', when it happened, exceeded the worst case at the time."

  • "Less is more and generally more effective... but simplicity is not that simple to get. Steve Jobs found that you have to work hard, to get your thinking clean, to make it simple."

  • "The technology is the result of antifragility, exploited by risk takers in the form of tweaking and trial and error, with geek-oriented design confined to the backroom. Engineers and fixers develop things, while history books are written by academics."

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