Don’t Just Be Resilient: How to be Anti-Fragile | Starting Greatness with Mike Maples

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Key Takeaways

  • Anti-fragile teams actually get BETTER when the environment around them is high-pressure and chaotic. There are 3 key reasons for this:
    • They thrive under chaos
      • Places with uncertainty and risk are where startups should go because established corporations avoid these areas
    • They seize the initiative
      • “They will be aggressive go-getters that make luck happen for them rather than hope things go their way” – Mike Maples
    • They adapt and get stronger
      • These are startups that find new business models and strategies

Intro

  • Host: Mike Maples (@m2jr

Books Mentioned

Become An Antifragile Team

  • The turn ‘antifragile’ comes from the book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb
    • It means something that gains strength after it is stressed
      • “Just like when you cut off a hydra’s head, it grows two back in its place” – Mike Maples
  • Anti-fragile teams actually get BETTER when the environment around them is high-pressure and chaotic. There are 3 key reasons for this:
    • They thrive under chaos
      • Places with uncertainty and risk are where startups should go because established corporations avoid those areas
    • They seize the initiative
      • “They will be aggressive go-getters that make luck happen for them rather than hope things go their way” – Mike Maples
    • They adapt and get stronger
      • These are startups that find new business models and strategies

Additional Notes

  • Ask if you need to pivot your company’s business strategy?
  • Ask: where am I being too passive and giving up an opportunity to seize?
  • Question the security of your business model. Ask: where is my business fragile?
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