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The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations

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Why do we make mistakes? Are there certain errors common to failure, whether in a complex enterprise or daily life? In this truly indispensable book, Dietrich Dörner identifies what he calls the “logic of failure”—certain tendencies in our patterns of thought that, while appropriate to an older, simpler world, prove disastrous for the complex world we live in now. Working with imaginative and often hilarious computer simulations, he analyzes the roots of catastrophe, showing city planners in the very act of creating gridlock and disaster, or public health authorities setting the scene for starvation. The Logic of Failure is a compass for intelligent planning and decision-making that can sharpen the skills of managers, policymakers and everyone involved in the daily challenge of getting from point A to point B.

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An incisive analysis of real-life situations that helps all those involved in any kind of strategic planning recognize and avoid logical yet devastating errors.

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our modern world, even though it was appropriate to older, simpler times. Working with imagination and often hilarious computer simulations, Dietrich Dorner provides a compass for intelligent planning and decision-making that can sharpen the skills of managers and policy-makers everywhere.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-209) and index.

About the Author

Dietrich Dörner is professor of psychology at the University of Bamberg, an authority on cognitive behavior, and winner of the Leibniz Prize, Germanys highest science award.

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ConBrio, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by ConBrio)
Dietrich Doerner's The Logic of Failure is a fascinating read. He's talking about a serious subject - making complicated decisions in complex situations - and discusses it in a thoughtful, positive, and encouraging way. Some of his descriptions are irresistibly funny (as is the photo on the cover of the paperback edition), and others are grimly compelling - he gives a brief but thorough explanation of what exactly happened at Chernobyl, for instance. If you work in a complex system, you will benefit by reading this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780201479485
Translator:
Kimber, Robert
Translator:
Kimber, Rita
Translator:
Kimber, Robert
Author:
Dorner, Dietrich
Author:
Kimber, Rita
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Decision Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Business Communication
Subject:
Decision-making
Subject:
Problem solving
Subject:
Planning -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Planification
Subject:
Prise de dâecision
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 12 oz

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