Author

Shyam KrishnaKumar

Shyam KrishnaKumar

Research Associate | VIF

In his now famous and highly influential book Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb made this thinking mainstream, by describing three types of systems namely fragile, robust and antifragile systems. Systems that insularly resist change with a “closed architecture” are by nature fragile and crumble under the pressure of change that a chaotic world inevitably imposes, while the systems that are designed to engage and deal with change through an “open architecture” tend to be robust or even “antifragile” i.e. they thrive in times of rapid change.

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