Adapt

Why Success Always Starts with Failure

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Publisher Description

In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. When faced with complex situations, we have all become accustomed to looking to our leaders to set out a plan of action and blaze a path to success. Harford argues that today's challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinion; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt.

Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with the compelling story of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial and error in tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and financial crises—as well as in fostering innovation and creativity in our business and personal lives.

Taking us from corporate boardrooms to the deserts of Iraq, Adapt clearly explains the necessary ingredients for turning failure into success. It is a breakthrough handbook for surviving—and prospering— in our complex and ever-shifting world.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2011
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
864.1
KB

Customer Reviews

scottzo ,

A fresh perspective on problem solving

Provides several case studies and observations of the benefits of introducing more experimentation and randomization into our problem solving process. A great read for anyone who designs products or systems. A great read for anyone who is in search of a better way to meet their goals.

Quiviran ,

Great book, sloppy electronic copy

The content of the book is interesting and encouraging.

Unfortunately, the e-book files are not up to standard, making navigation a real PITA.

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