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The Resource Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik

Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik

Label
Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it
Title
Meltdown
Title remainder
why our systems fail and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Weaving together cutting-edge social science with riveting stories that take us from the frontlines of the Volkswagen scandal to backstage at the Oscars, and from deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico to the top of Mount Everest, Chris Clearfield and Andr<U+00d4>as Tilcsik explain how the increasing complexity of our systems creates conditions ripe for failure and why our brains and teams can't keep up. They highlight the paradox of progress: Though modern systems have given us new capabilities, they've become vulnerable to surprising meltdowns--and even to corruption and misconduct. But Meltdown isn't just about failure; it's about solutions--whether you're managing a team or the chaos of your family's morning routine. It reveals why ugly designs make us safer, how a five-minute exercise can prevent billion-dollar catastrophes, why teams with fewer experts are better at managing risk, and why diversity is one of our best safeguards against failure. The result is an eye-opening, empowering, and entirely original book--one that will change the way you see our complex world and your own place in it."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Clearfield, Chris,
Dewey number
158.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM701
  • BF575.F14
LC item number
  • .C595 2018
  • C54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Tilcsik, András,
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  • System theory
  • Social systems
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Business failures
  • Errors
  • Success
  • Organizational behavior
Label
Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A day like any other -- Part one. Failure all around us. The danger zone ; Deep waters, new horizons ; Hacking, fraud, and all the news that's unfit to print -- Part two. Conquering complexity. Out of the danger zone ; Complex systems, simple tools ; Reading the writing on the wall ; The anatomy of dissent ; The speed bump effect ; Strangers in a strange land ; Surprise! -- Epilogue. The golden age of meltdowns
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780735222632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn993419323
  • (OCoLC)993419323
  • 2154340
Label
Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A day like any other -- Part one. Failure all around us. The danger zone ; Deep waters, new horizons ; Hacking, fraud, and all the news that's unfit to print -- Part two. Conquering complexity. Out of the danger zone ; Complex systems, simple tools ; Reading the writing on the wall ; The anatomy of dissent ; The speed bump effect ; Strangers in a strange land ; Surprise! -- Epilogue. The golden age of meltdowns
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780735222632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn993419323
  • (OCoLC)993419323
  • 2154340

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