Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“They had all the means to develop a spinning machine, but “nobody tried”—another example of knowledge hampering optionality. They probably needed someone like Steve Jobs—blessed with an absence of college education and the right aggressiveness of temperament—to take the elements to their natural conclusion. As we will see in the next section, it is precisely this type of uninhibited doer who made the Industrial Revolution happen.”


Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
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Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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