Nassim Taleb goes to Google

We do a certain amount of harm by depriving something organic of a certain amount of variability.

Love him or hate him, Nassim Taleb evokes a response. His new book, Antifragile, is currently running thirty-third in the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction list. It was also one of your picks for the top book in 2012.

Today he brings Antifragile to the fascinating Authors@Google series.

Modernity — How suddenly we start having policies to de-riskify the world. Where you have a plan and everything is smooth. No randomness in life. And I explained that … people have discovered over time that you need randomness to stabilize a lot of systems so the book discusses interventionism.