• When the economic future feels more iffy than ever, randomness should not be something to fear but rather, something to exploit. Author-provacateur Nassim Taleb talks with Fast Company about the concepts behind "Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder" and how we can harness disorder to advance our careers and our companies.

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  • More than your solitary smarts, your capacity to do something extraordinary depends on something else. It is your ability to build on the work of others from the past or with others at the same time. So said Malcolm Gladwell at last year’s New Yorker conference. This may be a key theme in Outliers: Why Some People Succeed and Some Don’t“, his next book, due out this November.

    Here’s some of Gladwell’s related insights:

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