Nassim Taleb Talks About His Antifragile Theory, The Economy, And Moral Hazard | Exploring Markets

Nassim Taleb Talks About His Antifragile Theory, The Economy, And Moral Hazard

"I lift stones and do weightlifting. I don’t go to the doctor except when I’m very ill, and when I go to India, I drink a drop of local water. Things like this harness the body’s antifragility. I have never had personal debt and never will. I also picked a profession in which I am antifragile, because any attack makes me stronger. When I write about something, I have skin in the game." - Nassim Taleb

"If you build the bridge, you should have to sleep under it at night." - Nassim Taleb

Antifragile” is as much about the author as it is about the world. He is a weightlifter and calls himself “an intellectual who has the appearance of a bodyguard”. He avoids fruit that does not have an ancient Greek or Hebrew name and drinks no liquid that has not been in existence for at least 1,000 years. He has little time for copy editors, even less for economists, bankers and those who cluster at Davos. He once spent two years in bed reading every book about probability he could lay his hands on.