Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Gardner shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    intelligence makes you discount antifragility and ignore the power of optionality.
  • Gardner shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    an option is what makes you antifragile and allows you to benefit from the positive side of uncertainty, without a corresponding serious harm from the negative side.
  • Gardner shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    The rational flâneur is someone who, unlike a tourist, makes a decision at every step to revise his schedule, so he can imbibe things based on new information, what Nero was trying to practice in his travels, often guided by his sense of smell. The flâneur is not a prisoner of a plan. Tourism, actual or figurative, is imbued with the teleological illusion; it assumes completeness of vision and gets one locked into a hard-to-revise program, while the flâneur continuously—and, what is crucial, rationally—modifies his targets as he acquires information.
  • Gardner shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    My idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.
  • Gardner shared from Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel
    They were told about the Internet, how it was everywhere and connected everything, how it was us. They were shown maps and globes, the lines of the borders that the Internet had transcended.