Everything we know about solving the world?s problems is wrong. Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders. In: Adapting – improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again.
In this groundbreaking new book, Tim Harford shows how the world?s most complex and important problems – including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis – can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting.
From a spaceport in the Mojave Desert to the street battles of Iraq, from a blazing offshore drilling rig to everyday decisions in our business and personal lives, this is a handbook for surviving – and prospering – in our complex and ever-shifting world.