Why Most Things Fail
Evolution, Extinction and Economics
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|Format:||Hardback, 255 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 February 2006|
With the same originality and astuteness that marked his widely praised "Butterfly Economics," Ormerod now examines the "Iron Law of Failure" as it applies to business and government and explains what can be done about it.
Praise from Great Britain for "Why Most Things Fail:
"This is a fascinating analysis. Few economists have such a sure grasp of physics and biology . . . [Ormerod's book] deserves a wide readership."
"Paul Ormerod begins construct[ing] a new way of looking at human affairs . . . The real importance of what he is saying goes far beyond economics." -"New Statesman"
"This engrossing and entertaining book is much more than a mordant moan on mortality. It is a careful, comprehensible analysis of the limits of human rationality's ability to control the world and of the implications for public policy of the failure of most rational calculation to produce its intended results." -"The Sunday Telegraph"
"Ormerod writes fluently, with a merciful lack of equations . . . [He offers] an intriguing argument, well explained."-"Financial Times"
"Interesting and entertaining . . . The scale and breadth of Ormerod's analysis deserve commendation." -"Na
|Publisher: ||Pantheon Books|
|Dimensions: ||21.74 x 14.73 x 2.49 centimeters (0.42 kg)|