Antifragility

Anti-Fragile is a term coined by Nassim Taleb in the book of the same name. Things that gain from disorder is a fair way to think about it.

Disorder tends to destroy and disrupt – fragile. Some things endure disruption – resilient.  A few things thrive in part due to the disruption. Muscles get stronger through the strain of weights for example.

Thinking of things like anti-fragile as Forces, one can often find a powerful lever to pull. Why such a word has not existed to describe such an obvious force suggests opportunity.

“Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.”  ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb