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Table 1 How to survive a turbulent world

From: Science writing in the real world

Dimension Syndrome  
  Antifragile Fragile
Complexity Parsimonious Comprehensive, holistic
Data dependence Key indicators Data intensive, measure everything
Expertise Operable by generalist Need trained specialists
Insight Relies on first principles Rests on history & precedent
Interdependency Parts can function independently Parts function only interdependently
Paradigmatic Uses ‘pure’ data Rich in special models & theories
Redundancy Staff inter-changeability Each staff with specialized function
Structure Fragmented Monolithic
  1. On a range of structural and functional dimensions organizations and systems can be prone to failure (i.e. fragile), or be designed to be robust (i.e. antifragile).