“You are never going to get what you want. You are going to get what you get. Because stuff happens and before anything else you need to deal with that.”

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb on resilience through adversity

  Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a former trader and hedge fund manager, a best-selling author, and a groundbreaking theorist on risk and resilience. Here he argues that in order to create robust institutions we must allow them to build resilience through adversity. The essence of capitalism, he argues, is encouraging failure, not rewarding success.