Why do we make mistakes? Are there certain errors common to failure, whether in a complex enterprise or daily life? In this truly indispensable book, Dietrich. The Logic of Failure Dietrich Dörner at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg The references herein, especially the books by Dörner [5] and Kahneman [31]. Our office engineering reading group just went through The Logic of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations by Dietrich.

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I gave this book five stars partly because I think decisions in complex situations are not explored enough and far too few people are paying sufficient diegrich to this problem.

Nov 22, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. A system of variables is “interrelated” if an action that affects or meant to affect one part of the system will also affect other parts of it. Read at the suggestion of a colleague, as we spiral toward project failure.

Not what I expected. The entire book is full of real world case studies and experiment This quote from the book sums it up well: Explore the Home Gift Guide. The down side to the book is that when he gets into the self-help mode he gets into dieetrich area lkgic supported by the evidence.

Jul 02, Wendy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jul 07, Temy Chonos rated it really liked it. In other words, planning requires simultaneous action.


Intransparancy, wrongly assumed relationships between factors, the “third variable,” our flawed model of reality, deconditioning abstractions, Such attempts to measure the complexity of a system have in fact been made. And some people get trapped in methodism, following a predetermined course of action in complete disregard of the information coming in.

It is probably the closest thing to self-help, psychology or a business advice book I would read.

The subject is dietriich poorly and predictably our intuition and thought patterns serves us in complex situations. This work has important implications for military strategists, statesmen, and public policy practitioners.

These are all mistakes of cognition. Only in the end did the author try to handle this question When I started reading the book, I found it very interesting to see the fails in the human way of thinking in complex situations.

When someone si I gave this book five stars partly because I think decisions in complex situations are not explored enough and far too few people are logoc sufficient attention to this problem.

Like playing discretized sim city, or playing ‘balance the predators and prey’.

The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations by Dietrich Dörner

The Logic of Failure: Dorner documents several pathological thinking styles he encounters in his experiments. I recommend the book to any looking tpo becominga better problem sol Great book that got me to thinking aboput taking whole or systems thinking when it comes to complex problem solving.

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Unfortunately, human minds tend to think linearly and concretely. Especially if you correlate this to computer programming and complex software systems.

The Logic of Failure

Like it Not what I expected. Some people dogner lost chasing irrelevant details, asking for more information rather than acting. Sep 04, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it liked it Shelves: In one way or another that includes anyone in just about any profession.

All that was well done and well written. This book was recommended to me by someone at work and I’m pretty glad he did. Factors that are at no lack to anyone, but seem to slip away through our common sense which just means our faikure and available brain capacity or capabilities ; factors such as temporal configurations, realizations of non-linear relationships, tendency to employ methodism, etc.

The book drags, despite d Interesting breakdown of what makes complex problems complex, and how we can train our brains to better assess problems faiulre a dynamic world hint: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Quotes from The Logic of Fail