Are you searching for a big idea to meet a goal but mired in complex details? Have you been handed the stepchild project that has sunk a few of your predecessors and don’t how to rescue it? Have you found a wildly popular program is really in trouble but don’t know how to expose it?
Tim Harford can help.
An economist and best-selling author, Harford’s latest book, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure (FSG, 2011), draws upon research and interviews with prominent thought leaders to reveal “adaptive management”—specifically, how to foster innovation and tackle tough problems in an increasingly complex economy. His thesis is that the way to succeed is to embrace trial and error, develop the courage to risk and know failure–and adapt from those failures with adjustments.
Read more: http://www.bnet.com/blog/best-business-books/how-successful-people-use-failure/596#ixzz1QUDhjMt6
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