Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

Chris Clearfield (Author) Andras Tilcsik (Author)


Financial Times' best business books of the year, 2018

'Endlessly fascinating, brimming with insight, and more fun than a book about failure has any right to be.' - Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

What can we learn from our most disastrous failures?

An accidental overdose in a state-of-the-art hospital.

The Starbucks publicity stunt that spectacularly backfired.

The mix-up at the 2017 Oscars ceremony.

As technology rapidly advances, it brings with it an explosion of complexity that can trip us up. Meltdown uses real-life examples to reveal how errors in thinking, perception, and design lie behind both our everyday mistakes and our most terrifying disasters. It reveals 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. This eye-opening book will change the way you see our complex world - and your place within it.

'Essential reading.' - Martin Ford, bestselling author of Rise of the Robots

Product Details

£9.99  £9.29
Atlantic Books
Publish Date
7 February 2019
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