Antifragility in action – Donald Trump Show

Here is my honest confession. I started following Donald Trump on Twitter right after the GOP debate and I also keep watching many viral videos of him making ‘politically incorrect’, absolutely absurd statements. But WHY?  Because he is a rare specimen that is demonstrating ‘Antifragile’ characteristics and it is not only entertaining but also quite intriguing to see…

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Antifragile – The Power of Stressors

What’s common between the viral fever of my toddler son, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, working-out at gym and start-up companies? They all are ‘Antifragile’. Nicholas Taleb coined this term in his classical work – Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder. Here is the simplest way to understand the concept: Porcelain cup can…

The Power of Weak over the Strong – AAP Victory

The power of grassroots democracy was on showcase in the recently concluded elections in Delhi. Small won over the large; household agenda triumphed national agenda; micro trends stumped macro trends; new party wiped out old party and the story of David and Goliath repeated again in the plain sight of a billion people. Aam Aadmi…