Antifragile: A Definition

The antifragile loves randomness and uncertainty, which also means— crucially—a love of errors, a certain class of errors. Antifragility has a singular property of allowing us to deal with the unknown, to do things without understanding them— and do them well. Let me be more aggressive: we are largely better at doing than we are at thinking, thanks to antifragility. I’d rather be dumb and antifragile than extremely smart and fragile, any time.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragiles think on their feet and excel in turning an apparent disadvantage into an opportunity. Antifragiles excel where most people complain and make excuses.

Make the best of it, and better of it.


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