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Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

November 13, 2021 Anna & Alexej
Book Schmooze
Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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In this crisp episode we talk about Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by probability researcher and philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Check it out!  
Spoiler alert: this is nowhere near a comprehensive review,  quite the opposite: we barely managed to scratch the surface of Taleb's geniality and many mind-blowing bits aren't even mentioned at all, so  DO pick up a copy! 

Editorial note:
In the political discussion we got confused with the some of the correct English terms, so by national government we mean federal government and sometimes talking about federal governments we mean the governments of the federal states, sorry for that! We hope you can still make sense of the essential points!  

Intro
About Nassim Taleb
What is antifragile?
RANDOM PAGE GAME #1
Optionality
A little bit about epiphenomena, domain dependence and education
"skin in the game"
The pitfalls of the news & the Lindy effect
Take the Via Negativa!
Iatrogenics, Semmelweiß and warm ups
Learning on the job
Layers of fragility & the importance of procrastination
DISCUSSION: The downsides of federalism(?)
The role of Stoicism
QUESTION TIME!
Hormesis and sun screen
RANDOM PAGE GAME #2
WRAP UP: Our takeaways for life
WRAP UP: Relation to "Scout mindset", "Wanting" and "Zero to One"
RAD or WHACK?