- Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire. Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not
hide from them. You want to be the fire and wish for the wind
- Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile
- 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.
- Upside at the Expense of Others: We are witnessing the rise of a new class of inverse heroes, that is, bureaucrats,
bankers, Davos-attending members of the I.A.N.D. (International Association of Name Droppers), and academics with too
much power and no real downside and/or accountability. They game the system while citizens pay the price.