28 Sep '14, 6pm

Antifragility - A Talk by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragility - A Talk by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Renowned for his bestselling book The Black Swan (you can read this Wikipedia entry to learn what Black Swan Theory is ), this brilliant former hedge fund manager/ derivatives trader turned university professor is known for philosophical theories which challenge conventional wisdom. Often, these are not just empty musings, but grounded in hardcore mathematical formulas and analyses. Thanks to a talk organised by the National Library Board titled Antifragility: Gaining from Volatility, Stress and Disorder , I learned a little about why current thinking on risks may be flawed. Follow me now as I try to convey the essence of Nassim's talk in layman terms. Defining Anti-fragility Before we can learn what antifragility is, we first need to understand what fragility is. A cup of coffee can be understood as a fragile object. It is fragile because "it wants tranquility and a low v...

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