Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s third book is called “Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder”.
He says that things (or people) that are fragile break when they come under stress.
Things and people that are resilient or robust do not break under stress.
But 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 leadership and organisations.
It provides a seven step process for achieving each.
|Inner Leadership||Outer Leadership|
|Step 1||Centre and ground||Know where you are|
|Step 2||Make sense of the situation||Identify key success factors|
|Step 3||Identify the opportunities||Identify strengths, weaknesses, implications|
|Step 4||Choose what's best for you||Manage the risks|
|Step 5||Know your purpose and values||Address the opportunities|
|Step 6||Create an inspiring vision||Re-vision the business|
|Step 7||Prepare to move to action||Organise for change|
The Churning is a handbook on developing the antifragility that our businesses and our leaders need, so that they know how not only to survive in this time of change but actually to become stronger.