Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s third book is called “Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder”.
In it, Taleb says:
- Things (or people) that break when they come under stress are called ‘fragile’
- Things and people that do not break under stress are called ‘resilient’ or ‘robust’
- Things and people that become stronger and thrive when placed under stress are what Taleb calls “antifragile”
The Churning is a book about becoming antifragile:
— Inner Leadership is about creating antifragile leaders
— Outer Leadership is about creating antifragile organisations.
It provides a seven step process for achieving each.
|Inner Leadership||Outer Leadership|
|Step 1||Centre and ground||Know where you are, and where you are headed|
|Step 2||Make sense of the situation||Identify key success factors|
|Step 3||Find more opportunities||Identify strengths, weaknesses, implications|
|Step 4||Choose what's best for you||Manage the risks|
|Step 5||Know your purpose and values||Address the opportunities|
|Step 6||Create an inspiring vision||Re-vision the business|
|Step 7||Prepare for implementation||Organise for change|
The Churning is a handbook on developing the antifragility that our businesses and leaders need, so that they know how not only to survive change but actually to become stronger because of change.