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Nassim Taleb on Randomness

What I learned from Nassim Taleb about Randomness
Nassim Taleb on Randomness

Welcome to Make Daily! This episode contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your creative project today.

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Idea 💡

“No matter how sophisticated our choices, how good we are at dominating the odds, randomness will have the last word.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Reflection 🤔

In his book, Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Taleb says that chance occurrences are inevitable.

You can’t stop randomness. You can only attempt to prepare for it.

For creators, perfectly focused and productive days are the exception, not the rule. So do how can we prevent randomness from bullying us around?

Taleb says the antidote to Randomness is to become Antifragile. Here’s his definition…

Action ✅

What is an area that is vulnerable to disruption? Take an action to make it antifragile.

About the creator 👤


Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, mathematical statistician, former option trader, risk analyst, and aphorist whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. The Sunday Times called his 2007 book The Black Swan one of the 12 most influential books since World War II.

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