I recently posted about Nicholas Taleb’s book Antifragility: Things that Gain from Disorder. My focus was on projects, in the context of Taleb’s idea that we have “more nonlinearities – asymmetries, convexities – in today’s world” resulting in “…an asymmetry in the way errors hit you…”
If you’re interested in Taleb’s theory of fragile and antifragile and the ways in which some things/people/systems benefit from stability while others benefit from change and or volatility, see Don Peppers’ August 2, 2013 article on LinkedIn – “Is Your Business Fragile? Or Antifragile?”
It’s a clearly written and accessible explanation of Taleb’s basic argument (along with a pretty fair critique of his eccentric writing style).