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Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It
Borító: Fűzött
ISBN: 9781786492241
Nyelv: angol
Méret: 150*225
Tömeg: 2800 g
Oldalszám: 294
Megjelenés éve: 2018
5 990 Ft
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Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

A groundbreaking exploration of how complexity causes failure in business and life – and how to prevent it.

An accidental overdose in a state-of-the-art hospital. The Post Office software that led to a multimillion-pound lawsuit. The mix-up at the 2017 Oscars Awards ceremony. An overcooked meal on holiday. At first glance, these events have little in common. But surprising new research shows that many modern failures share similar causes.

In Meltdown, world-leading experts in disaster prevention, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik, use real-life examples to reveal the errors in thinking, perception, and system design that lie behind both our everyday errors and disasters like the Fukushima nuclear accident. But most crucially, Meltdown is about finding solutions. It reveals why ugly designs make us safer, how a five-minute exercise can prevent billion-dollar catastrophes, why teams with fewer experts are better at managing risk, and why diversity is one of our best safeguards against failure. The result is an eye-opening and empowering book – one that will change the way you see our complex world and your own place within it.

Chris Clearfield is a former derivatives trader. He is a licensed commercial pilot and a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied physics and biology. Chris has written about complexity and failure for The Guardian, Forbes, and the Harvard Kennedy School Review.

András Tilcsik holds the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society at the University of Toronto`s Rotman School of Management. He has been recognized as one of the world`s top forty business professors under forty. The United Nations named his course on organizational failure as the best course on disaster risk management in a business school.

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