A two-day program for senior management
May 5th and 6th, 2014
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Distinguished Professor, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Yaneer Bar-Yam, President and Professor,
New England Complex Systems Institute
When strong winds blow, don't build walls, but rather windmills: there is a way to turn every bit of adversity into fuel for improvement.
This course introduces the principles of antifragility and complex systems science to explain how organizations and markets respond to volatility. Participants will learn which organizations can be considered fragile or antifragile, why certain patterns and trends matter while others are just noise, and how to create organizations that use volatility, variability, stress and disorder as information for making better decisions. This program does not require a math background.
The program will include lessons from Taleb’s current research and his New York Times bestseller Antifragile, including:
These will be paired with insights from Yaneer Bar-Yam’s current research and book Making Things Work, drawing upon case studies from financial markets, healthcare, systems engineering, the military, and other topics. Lessons include:
Participants will be part of an open discussion and will leave with tools relevant to their organizations.
This seminar is created for key decision makers and those who advise them: executives, senior management, public administrators, management consultants, organizational development professionals and business educators.