Biological bet hedging

Biology, risk

Biological bet hedging is nature's method of diversification.

The purpose of bet hedging isn't to maximize short-term success, but long-term survival. If an individual doesn't hedge their bets, one unexpected and disastrous event (black swan event) could wipe out all of its offspring, potentially ruining chances of survival for that individual's genes.

If you're into investing, you probably see parallels here.

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