🌱 Resilience

Resilience = withstanding difficulty. Antifragility = growing stronger from difficulty

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β€œAt no point in history have so many non-risk-takers, that is, those with no personal exposure, exerted so much control. The chief ethical rule is the following: Thou shalt not have anti-fragility at the expense of the fragility of others.” Antifragile (p. 6) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Politics is a fast-paced, high-pressure, high-volatility - and importantly - low-support environment.

One question we should ask: how can we change this? If we cannot, or do not want to reduce the high stakes/high challenge, how can we increase support?

The other question: what can we do in our own lives & our teams to be more resilient?

I am inspired by Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book Antifragile and my own hard-learned lessons in fragility (health-wise and seeing my consulting clients build overcomplicated processes & org structures).

Key questions I am thinking & writing about:

  • At an individual level: How can we boost our physical & mental resilience? Especially: How can we use adversity to grow stronger, i.e. antifragile?
  • At a team-level: How do we connect & come together as a team that works like an organism rather than a house of cards?
  • At a wider systems-level: How does antifragile politics look like? What makes a political organization or type of government antifragile?

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