Becoming antifragile

Antifragile-bookNassim Nicholas Taleb’s third book is called “Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder”.

In it, Taleb says:

  • Things (or people) that break when they come under stress are called ‘fragile’
  • Things and people that do not break under stress are called ‘resilient’ or ‘robust’
  • Things and people that become stronger and thrive when placed under stress are what Taleb calls “antifragile”

The Churning is a book about becoming antifragile:

Inner Leadership is about creating antifragile leaders
Outer Leadership is about creating antifragile organisations.

It provides a seven step process for achieving each.

 Inner LeadershipOuter Leadership
Step 1Centre and groundKnow where you are, and where you are headed
Step 2Make sense of the situationIdentify key success factors
Step 3Find more opportunitiesIdentify strengths, weaknesses, implications
Step 4Choose what's best for youManage the risks
Step 5Know your purpose and valuesAddress the opportunities
Step 6Create an inspiring visionRe-vision the business
Step 7Prepare for implementationOrganise for change

The Churning is a handbook on developing the antifragility that our businesses and leaders need, so that they know how not only to survive change but actually to become stronger because of change.

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