Dis!Organize Ep. 43: Antifragile.

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.

Ah, snap.

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.

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