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

By: Dietrich Dorner

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Basic Books: 1996

Seller ID: 248408

ISBN: 0201479486

Condition: Very Good Condition


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 Doerner 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 ... View more info