In today’s disruptive world, businesses confront various external and internal factors that influence their ability to survive and thrive. While resilience offers a defensive approach to confronting emerging crises, antifragility offers an offensive approach to leveraging emerging crises.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb best expresses this non-meek attitude of Antifragility.
“Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire.
Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not hide from them. You want to be the fire and wish for the wind.”
(Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
While you can embrace a defensive or offensive attitude that will hinder or enhance your ability to confront or leverage emerging crises, the Antifragility Institute is here to ensure you avoid the former and exploit the latter.
Who We Are
We are a group of business & technology professionals with experience in various strategy & execution disciplines --- including risk, quality, systems (process & structure), governance, compliance, security, and more --- focused on catalyzing individual, team, and organizational vitality for surviving and thriving into the future.
What We Do
Our mission is to:
Establish foundational principles and practices.
Offer practical training and certification.
Cultivate a world-wide, multidisciplinary community of practitioners.
Deliver consulting services.
What is Antifragility?
Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines the triad, or map of the world:
“Things --- just about anything that matters --- can be mapped or classified into three categories.
Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better. This property is behind everything that has changed with time.
The fragile wants tranquility, the antifragile grows from disorder, and the robust doesn’t care too much.”
To advance our mission, join us in our two inaugural exploratory events.
Sebastian has over 15 years of internal and external auditing, consulting, implementation, and management of areas of the second line of assurance in the organization. He has experience in the implementation, consulting, and auditing of information security management systems, IT service management, risk management, and quality management in various industries and organizations, including international companies from US, UE, UK, and Australia.
He’s a propagator of the integrated GRC philosophy, new technologies, and an intuitive and agile approach to ensuring the security of the organization. Sebastian is former President, CEO and a long-time member of the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors IIA Poland, an active member of IIA, ISSA, ISACA. Currently he act as CEO & co-founder of consulting and training companies, serves at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Audit Committee, and working groups for cybersecurity at the Prime Minister Office.
Sebastian is a martial artist, runner, mountaineer, Wim Hof and the Oxygen Advantage practitioner.
Holder of prestigious international professional certificates, including CISA, CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, CCSA, CGAP, CRMA, GRCP, GRCA, COSO, CSXF, ACE, ISO 27001 LA, ISO 20000 LA, PRINCE2, MSPF, Advanced SOC, COBIT2019F, and an accredited ISACA trainer.
Si is an entrepreneur, author, enterprise business agility/resilience/antifragility and digital transformation leader, coach, consultant, and practitioner (catalyst/alchemist) who partners with individuals, teams, and enterprises in calibrating business, strategy/foresight, leadership, culture/humanity, execution, and technology to achieve business outcomes and growth in a disruptive world through transformation focused on advancing Agility, Resilience, and Antifragility confronting Uncertainty, Risk, Crisis, and Complexity --- with over four decades of working with start-ups and the Fortune 500.
Si has organized and contributed to numerous global virtual conferences, including Rethinking Women’s Leadership in Business (May 2021), Catalyzing the Future (September 2020), Transcending the Crisis (June 2020), Leading Through and Beyond the Crisis (May 2020), etc.
Si is the author of The Antifragility Edge: Antifragility in Practice (LID Publishing), Achieving Impact through Engagement (Amazon), Exploring the Practice of Antifragility (Amazon), Adopting and Sustaining the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) (Amazon), Conscious Agility (Amazon), and has contributed to 97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know (O’Reilly) and the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (2ed, Wiley) among other works.
Si holds various prestigious certifications among various degrees, including a Mini-certificate in Real World Risk (Nassim N. Taleb), Strategic Analytics Certificate (Yaneer Bar-Yam), Certified in Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ), Certified CQ/Change Intelligence Professional, CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader, Certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SAFe SPC), LSS MBB, PMP, CSM, and more.
Piotr has over 25 years of IT, internal and external audit experience. He was working for the biggest finance and law institution in Poland and Europe. He’s internal and IT auditor, expert in risk management, process analysis, corporate & IT governance, compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (SOX), and advisor to listed companies on GRC. He has experience in the implementation, consulting, and auditing of information security management systems, IT service management, risk management, and quality management in various industries and organizations, including international companies from US, UE, UK, and Australia.
Co-author at Wolters Kluwer Poland the IT systems to support GRC processes in listed companies. The evangelist and enthusiast the GRC & ESG activities. He prepares the psychology and technology aspects of antifragility, immune and hardening the business processes.
He’s a lecturer at post-graduate studies in over 18 universities in Poland in the field of internal audit, IT and risk management. A member of the Compliance Committee at the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and industry, and working groups for cybersecurity at the Prime Minister Office.
Holder of prestigious international professional certificates, including MBA, CISA, CICA, CGEIT, CRISC, CDPSE, CRMA, ACO, AESGO, QAVal., ISO22301 LA, ISO27001 LA, ISO20000 LA, and an accredited ISACA trainer.