Some people seem to quickly bounce back from personal failures and setbacks, while others find it much more difficult. Mental fortitude can be built, and the benefits include better focus, higher performance and resilience in tough times. Some things benefit from shocks, pressures and stress; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder. This is antifragile.
There are many practical strategies for building mental resilience; it is a quality that can be learned and honed through practice, discipline and hard work. This class aims to teach you techniques to build and improve your mental resilience and become antifragile.
After a 2-year tour of duty in Silicon Valley as a product designer, Norman realized the real bugs weren’t in software, but in people. Since then, he’s shifted from designing screens to designing learning experiences, and has trained high-schoolers to MBA’s, CEO’s, and VC’s. He is currently Head of Design at Tradecraft, where he helps smart people going through professional inflection points figure out what’s next while avoiding avoidable failures.
Before that, Norman created emotional intelligence trainings at MissionU and also facilitated Stanford Graduate School of Business’ flagship course on emotional intelligence, helped Facebook bring accessible vocational skills to millions of professionals around the world through online micro-courses, and taught authentic leadership to early-stage CEO’s through Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.