To follow up on yesterday's post on the value of resiliency over growth, I wanted to share this video of Nassim Taleb and a discussion that he had with the authors of a book called Dance with Chance. I've not read the book, but the brief interview crosses over a lot of different disciplines and will provide another angle towards looking at the world through a resiliency lens.
As humans, we are often fooled by the illusion of control and, as part of that, we have developed an over-reliance on experts. We, especially the so-called "experts", consistently underestimate the randomness and complexity of the world around us, to our detriment. Getting past the illusion of control and truly understanding what it takes to build resilient systems is a key step for those of us that want to bring about productive change.