Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford
Published By: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 978-0-374-10096-4 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
David Audretsch of Indiana University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r2 Review Pages: 183
Book Review Abstract
David Audretsch of Indiana University reviews "Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure" by Tim Harford. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores how we can learn to use adaptive trial and error to solve current complex situations and problems in politics and the social sciences. Discusses conflict, or how organizations learn; creating new ideas that matter, or variation; finding what works for the poor, or selection; climate change, or changing the rules for success; preventing financial meltdowns, or decoupling; the adaptive organization; and adapting and you. Harford is a columnist for the Financial Times. Index.