The Anti-Fragility Advantage
Leaders, teams and organisations that can become 'antifragile' have a massive competitive advantage...
The definition of ‘antifragility’ according to famed author and academic Nassim Nicholas Taleb:
“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure , risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it anti-fragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.”
How can we make ourselves, our teams and our organisations Antifragile? We believe that you need to combine both resilience and grit. The catch is that, arguably, resilience and grit are actually opposite skills. It is hard for one person, team or organisation to master both, but if and when you combine the two, you have Antifragility.
Below is our take on the difference between resilience and grit.
A recap of the Antifragility concept and why it is very, very difficult to master Antifragility
There is a science to resilience. There is a science to grit.
We believe the Art of Antifragility is in balancing both.