Business Insider is proud to announce that Nassim Nicholas Taleb will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Taleb is an American statistician whose academic work focuses on issues connected with probability, randomness and uncertainty. The only thing we can be sure of in the future is crisis, he claims, but that turbulence can become our strength.

In his bestselling book “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” Taleb writes: 

What I call the Black Swan is an event with the following three characteristics. Firstly, it is unusual because it goes beyond the domain of our usual expectations, as no element of the past clearly indicates its possible occurrence. Secondly, it has a drastic impact on reality. Thirdly, despite the lack of typicality of this event, our nature forces us to seek a justification for its occurrence

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Unconventional Ideas On How To Become An Antifragile Organization from Nicholas Nassim Taleb

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Unconventional Ideas On How To Become An Antifragile Organization from Nicholas Nassim Taleb

In his Incerto series, Nicholas Nassim Taleb offers an unconventional yet valuable perspective on how organizations can become antifragile.


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While the importance of resilience has been understood for a long time, Nicholas Nassim Taleb has built a movement around the idea of being antifragile. Part mathematics, part philosophy, and with a healthy heap of scorn for conventional wisdom, his Incerto series lays out a collection of principles, many counterintuitive to what entrepreneurs are widely taught, for how to design systems that improve rather than break down in the presence of disorder.

Design your company for resilience rather than speed.

There’s an old saying that the key to entrepreneurship is putting yourself in a position to be lucky. Given the

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