Saturday, June 26, 2021


 India fast bowler Prasidh Krishna recently made his International cricket debut. He got belted for 37 runs in 3 overs. Everyone thought his career is over before it started but he came back, took 4 wickets in next 5 overs.

Another recent debutant, Suryakumar Yadav was a consistent performer in domestic and IPL circuit for many years but was often ignored for selection. It took a long time before he got his chance.

Both of them faced ups and downs but they didn't let it break them. A trait known as Antifragility binds them.

Being Antifragile helped them to deal with not only failures but also with the situations when they were successful, yet didn't get their due.

From the book "Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder":
"Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive & grow when exposed to volatility,randomness,disorder & stressors & love adventure, risk & uncertainty. Anti-fragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the anti-fragile gets better."

Sahil Bloom in his profound thread calls Antifragility as a competitive advantage and brings to the fore many such traits. Summary in my sketchnote.

What's your take on Antifragility as a differentiating skill ?

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