Albert O. Hirschman


Born
in Berlin, Germany
April 07, 1915

Died
December 10, 2012

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Average rating: 4.05 · 1,226 ratings · 113 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: R...

4.11 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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The Passions and the Intere...

4.09 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 1977 — 20 editions
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The Rhetoric of Reaction: P...

3.96 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Shifting Involvements: Priv...

3.88 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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The Essential Hirschman

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Crossing Boundaries: Select...

3.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Rival Views of Market Socie...

3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The Strategy Of Economic De...

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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Development Projects Observed

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3.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1967 — 7 editions
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A Propensity to Self-Subver...

3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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More books by Albert O. Hirschman…
“Creativity always comes a surprise to us; therefore we can never count on it and we dare not believe in it until it has happened. In other words, we would not consciously engage upon tasks whose success clearly requires that creativity be forthcoming. Hence, the only way in which we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging the nature of the task, by presenting it to ourselves as more routine, simple, undemanding of genuine creativity that it will turn out to be”
Albert O. Hirschman

“History is nothing if not far-fetched.”
Albert O. Hirschman

“people undertake some new task not because of a challenge, but because of the assumed absence of a challenge because the task looks easy…and then, once they are stuck with it, they have willy-nilly to overcome the unsuspected difficulties—and sometimes they even succeed.”
Albert O. Hirschman, Development Projects Observed