Nassim Taleb & anti-fragility

Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder is the basis for Kjell Jørgen Hole’s work on anti-fragile ICT systems. For more information on Taleb’s work, see his homepage and listen to his podcast episodes at

Joe Armstrong & Erlang

The functional programming language Erlang supports anti-fragile software systems consisting of concurrent processes that communicate via message passing. To learn more about Erlang systems, watch Joe Armstrong—one of the inventors of Erlang—discuss how to program multicore machines, achieve fault tolerance and scaling, and build reactive systems. You may also study the online book Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! or take an online course offered by the University of Kent:

Jeff Hawkins & machine learning

Jeff Hawkins and his colleagues at Numenta have developed a novel machine learning algorithm based on Hawkins’ Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) model of the neocortex. Chapters 11 and 12 in the book introduce the HTM learning algorithm.

Dan Geer & security

Dan Geer, one of the world’s foremost security thinkers, has written many insightful essays and given many thought-provoking speeches on security issues. You can read many of them here.