Trump is antifragile

guardian-trumpI had not realised until I read this paragraph from an article in the Guardian. It rang a bell (my emphasis).

In normal circumstances just the fact of these investigations would be enough to hobble a president. But nothing about these circumstances is normal. Indeed, the lesson of the past year is that what would destroy a normal politician often leaves barely a scratch on Trump. Sometimes it even makes him stronger.

Donald Trump fits perfectly Taleb’s definition of antifragile: He has been able to take advantage and benefit from shocks. He thrives and grows when exposed to volatility, randomness, uncertainty, disorder and all kinds of stressors.

Yes, Donald Trump is the Hydra. And now that I think about it, this is perhaps a feature shared by most successful politicians throughout history.

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Featured image by Matt Kenyon via The Guardian, “Don’t treat Donald Trump as if he’s a normal president. He’s not”

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