We're glad you made it here. Grab a beer 🍺, have a look around, and get acquainted.
What is Fat Tony's?
Fat Tonys is a YouTube channel & blog designed to help people navigate modernity. Inspired by the works of @nntaleb, amongst others.
However, it is NOT exclusively about that. People in the community use his (and other related ideas) to build an #antifragile life. This is about practical application, NOT theory.
Expect content to include (but not be limited to): REAL LIFE Anti-fragility, Convexity, Non linearity, Deadlifts, Fasting, Flaneuring, Cooking, Poetry, Movies, Music, and acquiring freedom / f*ck you money.
Above all else, Fat Tony's is a decentralised community. Being a fan of Nassim Taleb acts as a filter, and gives us a great group of people willing to share knowledge, tawk, and help improve each other's lives. We've had Fat Tony's members who have written books, started companies, collaborated on design projects, and established long lasting real world friendships.
We will also find members hosting regular events, tawks, and book clubs. Follow us on Twitter for more details.
How did Fat Tony's start?
Fat Tony's started on US election night 2020, when Seb sent out a tweet to see if anyone in the Taleb-sphere wanted to have an online call / beers to watch the results.
A handful of people responded, and a Discord server was set up.
The Discord server lasted beyond election night, and quickly grew. Shortly after, we started hosting weekly 'Happy Hours' - beers and conversation, partly as an escape from the COVID lockdowns that gripped the world throughout 2020. The Happy Hours were unscripted, crazy, intriguing, and always fun!
By now the community had a name.. Fat Tony's! A virtual space where people could hang out and socialise, support each other, and share knowledge. It continued to grow, resulting in a Twitter account, Youtube Channel (for recorded events and videos), and this webpage. We've also had members host book clubs and live Q&As from fascinating people.
There is no future master plan for Fat Tony's - it continues to evolves and moves in different directions, across multiple platforms, as decentralised as possible. We're excited about what it grows into.