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Si Alhir has taken a proactive approach in describing how the concept of anti-fragility could work not only in anyone's business, but in their lives as well. The book is written in the style such that many contributors have described how anti-fragility works for them, and what it means to them. People from as young as teenagers all the way up to grizzled professionals. I highly recommend the book.
I had the privilege to hear the authors speak about their work, and it was inspiring, practical and valuable. This work is a fabulous resource for any organization our team wanting to actually be effective at Agile and get concrete value. It's about "being" agile as well as "doing" agile. It brings the wisdom of starting with "what's here now, "instead of the rotting swamp of "if-only." In other words, it does not mindlessly slap a framework on an organization or team, but instead begins with a blank canvas, and with learning who the stakeholders are, what they actually want, and then sketching in the details in practical ways, and expanding from there. It is both simple and profound at the same time. Simultaneity and change at the speed of imagination - a much needed, fresh addition to Agile resources.
This book provides a much needed resource for those hoping to achieve organizational transformation. It takes to heart an idea missing from many of the "agile" philosophies out there and encourages the understanding and acknowledgement of the organization as it exists today before simply diving in and "transforming" according to a prefabbed set of rules. In essence, it retains and embraces true agile behaviors as opposed to simply following the dictates of a prepackaged, one size fits all approach. It is easy to read, but contains much depth in its pages and is a worthwhile read for anyone who wants to improve the organizations they are involved with.