Monthly Archives: August 2014

Antifragility and Component-Based Software Development

In his book “Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder”, Nassim Taleb introduces the concept of Antifragility, which is the opposite of Fragility. Antifragile things are able to benefit from volatility. In a previous post, I explained how in the field of … Continue reading

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Agile Practices and Social Nudges in the Workplace

In their best-selling book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness“, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein propose the adoption of interventions to “attempt to move people in directions that will make their lives better.” A nudge “alters people’s behavior … Continue reading

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