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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (877 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Harford Narrator: Jonathan Keebl Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this groundbreaking work, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. Harford argues that today's challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions; 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 compelling stories 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 the financial crisis.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ciara Darren | 2/14/2014

    " Takes a while to get to the final point, Harford doesn't fully flesh it out until the last chapter. The build up itself though, is stimulating and worth the read, even without the final point. Thoroughly enjoyed the many stories and incites Harford brings to his topic. There's a lot to learn here folks, and I for one, find his views on failure, adaptation and achievement heartening. Failure is a step in the road, not the final note. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Manu | 2/14/2014

    " After reading the first 3-4 chapters found the entire thing too repetitive and returned the book to the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gordon Macdonald | 2/1/2014

    " Excellent: gets to the essence of the issues in an entertaining way "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric Lockstein | 1/16/2014

    " This was a great book in calling out the fact that our entire lives are shaped around the idea of fail, learn, and adapt. This is the foundation for life experience and growth. How interesting in contrast how organizations and cultures have the exact opposite need. Fail and you are reprimanded or pushed out. One of my favorite quotes from the book: "Having a risk adverse culture kills engagement. Negative retribution to failure says to employees, 'Work on the safest problem'." And this is not how true innovation happens. "

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