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The Resource Adapt : why success always starts with failure, Tim Harford

Adapt : why success always starts with failure, Tim Harford

Label
Adapt : why success always starts with failure
Title
Adapt
Title remainder
why success always starts with failure
Statement of responsibility
Tim Harford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book outlines a counterintuitive approach to changing the world by assessing its failures, drawing on myriad disciplines to argue that complex challenges must be met through adaptive trial-and-error practices that do not depend on expert opinions or ready-made solutions. The author 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. He 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. Weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with the compelling story of hard-won lessons learned in the field, he makes a 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, this book explains the necessary ingredients for turning failure into success. It is a handbook for surviving and prospering in our complex and ever-shifting world
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1973-
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Harford, Tim
Dewey number
155.2/4
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F14
LC item number
H37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Success in business
  • Adaptability (Psychology)
Label
Adapt : why success always starts with failure, Tim Harford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adapting -- Conflict, or, How organisations learn -- Creating new ideas that matter, or, Variation -- Finding what works for the poor, or, Selection -- Climate change, or, Changing the rules for success -- Preventing financial meltdowns, or, Decoupling -- The adaptive organisation -- Adapting and you
Control code
ocn759914110
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781250007551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(Sirsi) 1435419
Label
Adapt : why success always starts with failure, Tim Harford
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adapting -- Conflict, or, How organisations learn -- Creating new ideas that matter, or, Variation -- Finding what works for the poor, or, Selection -- Climate change, or, Changing the rules for success -- Preventing financial meltdowns, or, Decoupling -- The adaptive organisation -- Adapting and you
Control code
ocn759914110
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781250007551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(Sirsi) 1435419

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