No single, simple solution can solve the complex problems of today’s almost inconceivably complicated, interconnected world. Economist Tim Harford understands that evolution – gradual adaptive change – breeds far more success than revolution. In this thought-provoking book, Harford draws examples from multiple disciplines, illuminates the gap between how things work and how people think they work, and maintains reader interest with his entertaining style. getAbstract recommends Harford’s tactics for dealing with complexity to anyone who wants to think more clearly, assess policies or plan for the future.
In this summary, you will learn
- How business survival operates very similar to evolution;
- Why you need variation and adaptability; and
- How to think about complexity, experimentation and failure.
About the Author
Tim Harford is the author of The Undercover Economist.