Antifragility as skill

Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better. (Nassim Taleb)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“If we think of antifragility as a skill, what are its subskills?”

“A tentative list looks like this:

Recovery – the capacity to recover balance in the moment and gain access to your inner resources. Recovery is the most important subskill. It’s an enabler – it allows the other skills to function. 

Perception – the capacity to optimally direct attention and to find the empowering meaning in anything.

Learning – the capacity to optimally learn from shocks. It’s a matter of mindset and method.

Creativity – the capacity to spot creative possibilities and turn shocks into creative inspiration.

Preparedness – the capacity to always be prepared for shocks so that they never take you by surprise.

Adaptability – the capacity to use obstacles as stepping-stones, to improvise and constantly readjust to your surroundings.”



About Dani Trusca

Playfully seeking wisdom

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