I like Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s writing on antifragility.
In his Heuristics paper, he shares the general principle of antifragility:
It is much better to do what you cannot explain, than explain what you cannot do.
Now, I do a lot of things; but these videos are little explainers, so I am a bit stuck.
Forgive me if I share a bit on how I do…
- Read widely, follow links and nodal pathways.
- Consume content, then curate and synthesize.
- Challenge my own assumptions.
- Iterate over formal plans.
- Plan through small tests, under the radar.
- Fail Forward.
- Play the long game, but test every day.
- Push for more.
- Actively manage upwards.
- Stick to simple rules.
- Build in redundancy and layers so there is no single point of failure.
- Embrace serendipity
- etc. etc. etc.
Disorganizers are antifragile.
This Much We Know.