Meltdown Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a compelling look at system failures and the solutions to avoid a meltdown Broken into two parts the first half of the book gives insight into why systems which today are capable complex and less forgiving can be problematic killing people accidently bankrupting companies and ven giving rise to the innocent being jailed As the authors also point out ven a small change
To One Of These Systems one of these systems make them surprisingly vulnerable to accidental failures hacking and fraudThe second part offers useful solutions like learning from small rrors being cognizant of warning signs listening to the input of skeptics and using the diversity in a company to avoid big mistakes like Target failed to do when management made the decision to From A Cry To A Sigh expand into the Canadian marketA serious topic but presented in anntertaining manner Chris Clearfield and Andr s Tilcsik blend case studies with social science research into a convincing argument that s utterly captivating and doesn t let you go until the The High Performance Planner Yellow end Injoyed their insights into crises like Three Mile Island Enron Washington Metro Train 112 and aircraft disasters which fuel the positive solutions they provide to stop future failures Meltdown Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It is a fascinating book that s well written interesting and should be at the top of The 2019 Anvil And Forge Buying Guide everyone s reading list A few years ago when I still had Scribd I found a book by Charles Perrow called Normal Accidents My Goodreads review of it is here As it turns out that wasn t the kind of book I was looking for Meltdown isxactly what I was looking for It takes Perrow s theories and provides a modern and digestible frameworkPerrow s thesis is that in systems with sufficient complexity and tight coupling not a lot of time or room for rror accidents are inevitable He calls them normal accidents Meltdown uses this and applies it to recent accidents verything from Wall Street crashes to Enron to software bugs to potential issues with dams and nuclear power plants Where Perrow was writing in the 80s which was the thing I remember most from his book Clearfield and Tilcsik have the advantage of Dragon S Babe everything he knew andverything that has happened sinceThis doesn t make me feel any better on a global scale because if anything normal accidents have become normal and The Fire Inside Us expanded out into areas of life Meltdown makes it clear that areas that formerly were loosely coupled are now tightening such as dam safety It does also point out areas where active work to decrease issues has been successful such as cockpit resource management a philosophy of flight decks where first officers feelmpowered to challenge potentially dangerous actions by their captains Overall though I don t feel like my world is any safer than it was beforeThat s not to say it can t become safer Taking lessons from Perrow and other systems analysts can help and have helped many businesses It s too bad this wasn t around before Target rolled out in Canada Instead of being an object lesson #in failure for Clearfield and Tilcsik they could have been a lesson in success Five of five stars A great insight # failure for Clearfield and Tilcsik they could have been a lesson in success Five of five stars A great insight complex systems and the simple humans that try to control themCommunications seems to be the magic solution as it is with most problems in an age when texting is the standard mode of communicationsGood read All too often when we deal with a complex system we assume that things are working just fine and discard Awesome Batman Memes evidence that conflicts with that assumptionThis is one of those books that is so relevant to my work in project delivery and the world I we live in thatven after borrowing this book from the library I decided to straight up buy it because of the sheer amount of notes I tookOur world has become increasingly complex and our systems have become less transparent and tightly coupled Meltdown argues that when systems becom. NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES A groundbreaking take on how complexity causes failure in all kinds of modern systems from social media to air travel this practical and ntertaining book reveals how we can prevent meltdowns in business and lifeEndlessly fascinating brimming with insight and fun than a book about failure has any right to be Meltdown will transform how you think about the systems that govern our lives This is a wonderful book Charles Duhigg author of The Power of Hab.
Read Ó PDF, Book or Kindle PUB free É Chris ClearfieldAddress these problems Meltdown is an xcellent book for anyone curious about making lives communities and the world resilient The stories are relevant authentic and Blacked World engaging and lead directly to lessons worth trying out in our own organizations and systems In world that at times can feel like it is replete with disaster Chris and Andr s remind us that we can take small steps in any place to improve the robustness of our systems to stop meltdowns of the large and smallIn my field of globalnvironmental health one of the great failures of development funding was the drilling of thousands of wells in Bangladesh to reduce water borne disease only to belatedly discover that this solution introduced a wholly new disaster from arsenic in the groundwater Thus as noble missioned an organization as UNICEF inadvertently perpetrated the largest poisoning in history by not recognizing systematic riskThis sort of unintended conseuence and systematic failure ven by well intentioned actors is the type of problem that Chris Clearfield and Andr s Tilcsik aim to prevent through better system design in their award winning book Meltdown Why Our systems Fail and What We Can Do About ItThe book starts off with a litany of system failures across industries and scales from airplanes and nuclear power plants to Starbucks coffee and cooking our Thanksgiving meal In our modern world as both systems and problems become complex and intertwined coupled the possibility and scope of disaster growsFortunately for us the majority of Meltdown is oriented towards solutions that are relevant from our own kitchen all the way to a war room in prevention problems from becoming disasters Chris and Andr s offer specific actionable advice and tools to improve our systems for reducing disaster There are some interesting insights in this book but most of them are
Derivative Of Other Peopleof other people work ither scholars of complexity theory or just management and diversity gurus Basically the idea here is that systems that are complex and tightly coupled will Target experience meltdowns But that there are signs that should not be ignored Fairnough And how do you deal with it Basically by listening to diverse voices doing a pre mortem getting rid of heirarchies and letting all team members speak 4 etc I was hoping for theoretical work on complexity and not just a bland management book I gave this 5 stars because of the shocking insight research and ways we re learning and on how to avoid Meltdownwe rely heavily on computers but it seems most of catastrophes happen due to humanrror like the tool left inside the Sinful Desires engine of a plane scandal at the Oscarstc we need people to speak up if they think they messed up I I Figli Del Re enjoyed that part in this book I commend those individuals It s a shame that people have died to find out what went wrong and why Should of been discoveredarlier whether it was laziness or cost cutting I agree about over worked nurses I didn t want to skip any part in this book because I really wanted to learn and actually wanted felt like I didn t know about a lot of these things that happened I was shocked by the ATM Starbucks and specially by the way people can hack into those things cars really That s a very scary thought Another part was about the airplanes at night and relying on people on the ground and their instruments in the cock pit This book was not at all how I thought it would be and I m glad I read it because it is an The Billionaire S Unwanted Marriage eye opening book and very well written the research justverything I m glad there are people who take this seriously and do all they can to fix the problem and do tests to make it a better world for usI highly recommendThank you Net Gallery Authors and Penguin Press for this copy Looking forward to reading like this Gives to a new prospective This would make a great documentary if
there isn t already one I just want to grab someone and tellisn t already one I just want to grab someone and tell all about this bookCherie netgallery penguinpress meltdown. Ories 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 Andrs Tilcsik Gobble Till You Wobble Then Gobble Some More explain how the increasing complexity of our systems creates conditions ripe for failure and why our brains and teams can't keep up with anmphasis on practical solutions It's an Unexpected Video eye openingmpowering and ntirely original book one that will change the way you see our complex world and your own place in. ,
E both complex and tightly coupled they land directly in the danger zone the place that causes these catastrophic failures and meltdowns and also the hit track by Kenny LogginsClearfield and Tilcsik offer some much needed wisdom for dealing with complexity and finding ways to avoid these failures This is an specially great book for project management professionals and anyone who works for a company where safety is paramount but I think it s also useful for anyone who s interested in better understanding the way system failure worksAs a bonus the book offers up Into The Untravelled Himalaya excellent arguments for increased diversity in the workplace and in the boardroom as well as suggestions for gettingmployees to speak up when they spot a potential problemPlus plenty of Toronto shout outs Yeah boi I got this book pre release Vine and really Judge Dredd enjoyed it The topic is super interesting and important Despite the serious subject matter this book still manages to be a surprisinglyntertaining read It is a mix of case studies ranging from very funny to very sad interesting social science research and a framework that brings it all together My favorite parts were the sections about how diversity helps teams avoid failure and how we can use small failures to anticipate big disasters The book also provides some of the clearest and most accessible analysis that I have read of Drug Lord events like the Volkswagen scandal the leadwater crisis in Flint and the Oscars galanvelope mistake La La LandThere is lots of food for thought about where we are headed as a society some depressing conclusions but also some optimistic ones some good business advice and Summer Of Discontent even some good life and career advice forxample about how to avoid bad decisions when buying a new house or launching a project at work If you Sentada En M Banco enjoy books by Daniel Pink Adam Grant Malcolm Gladwell Jonah Berger Charles Duhigg Chip and Dan Heath and similar authors you won t be disappointed It is accessiblentertaining and still uite practical I learned a lot and once I got into it I couldn t put it down Was lucky
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because of the glowing uotes on the from I like Dan Pink and Charles Duhigg and I really liked this book It is very readable and often ntertaining and it is actually much broader than it seems It uses a single framework to Taken Out explain a great range of things from disasters in your kitchen to meltdowns on Twitter to airplane crashes Some interesting thoughts on where we re headed as a society and a lot of good tips for managing teamscompanies no matter what your industry or field is And like the authors say you don t need to be a CEO to make a difference Chris Clearfield brings clarity to complexity by looking at the little things that make for big problems He goes through the catastrophes in ourveryday systems breaking down why complex systems are prone to failure accidents and intentional wrongdoingGrounded in Quantitative Financial Risk Management examples most of us would know from the news we learn about patterns across failure prone systems non linear cause andffect as well as tight coupling across the parts why our solutions to these patterns tend to fail we unintentionally patch complexity by adding Solar Twins even complexity and how our very human nature lead us to construct these vulnerable system such as confirmation bias and conformity tendencies Each part of the book feels anticipatory The common pitfalls address the lacking solutions we might come up with if we just learned about the patterns while learning about our nature is important for us to be reflective as wexecute and maintain these systemsOverall I found the book uite helpful it arms me with frameworks to label problematic complexity that I see stories and Trains Hd Photograph Picture Book Super Clear Photos examples to use as metaphors and parallels my favorite might be the idea of a VP of Common Sense as well as a call to reflection for myself there s a need for humility and willingness to listen not just knowledge and information to. It and Smarter Faster Better A crash on the Washington DC metro system An accidental overdose in a state of the art hospital An overcooked holiday meal Surprising new research shows that all thesevents and the myriad failures that dominate headlines Armed Merchant Cruisers And Converted Gunboats Of The Imperial Japanese every day share similar causes By understanding what lies behind these failures we can design better systems make our teams productive and transform how we make decisions at work and at homeWeaving together cuttingdge social science with riveting st.expectations because of the glowing uotes on the