Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure


Why Success Always Starts with Failure

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ISBN10: 1611745020 ISBN13: 9781611745023 Contributors: Keeble, Jonathan (Narrator) Publisher: Highbridge Co Published: May 17 2011 Weight: 0.54lbs. Height: 6.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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When faced with complex problems, we have all become accustomed to looking to our leaders to set out a plan of action, to blaze a path to success. 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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