Software Developers and Antifragility

“Antifragile” is the title of the new book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, coming out September 2012. It’s about having uncapped upside while simultaneously limiting your downside. In effect, this puts you in a position to benefit disproportionally from volatility in outcomes.

Software developers are antifragile. Hard to imagine a skill more widely demanded across industries (robust), plus there’s always the possibility of being hired (for equity) by a software startup (also antifragile entities) or being a key member in starting one.

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