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

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Dietrich Dorner is professor of psychology at the University of Bamberg, an authority on cognitive behavior, and winner of the Leibniz Prize, Germany’s highest science award.
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 Dorner 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.


ISBN 9780201479485
Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 1997-08-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher Basic Books
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.75 lb
Language English
Subtitle Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations
Audience General/trade
Authors Dorner, Dietrich

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