Just In Case You Need a Philosophical Basis For Your Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:57PM
Ron Tarro

If entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship have a modern day philosopher king, it is surely Nassim Taleb. (I'll leave it to you whether you personally need a philosopher). Taleb, the author of the The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable", has written his next book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder . In Antifragile, Taleb describes, philosophically, how to thrive amidst uncertainty. He draws on philosophy and reason to (re)structure your strategic thinking around the ideas of risk and optionality. You will to your benefit learn to distrust forecasting and punditry. And having read the book as an entrepreneur you will also learn that you are fragile, if not expendable, to the benefit of a less fragile world, and as such you should be celebrated. But you probably already knew the fragile part.

Update on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:42PM by Registered CommenterRon Tarro

Here's an interview with Taleb which touches upon the various ideas illuminated within the book.  Something nice about this interview? It's smarter because the questions are insightful. The interviewer has clearly read (and understood) the book. Well done Nick Gillespie.

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