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What a Way to Run a Railroad: An Analysis of Radical Failure

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How can the high failure rate of radical projects (in the media and elsewhere) be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew up during the 1970's 'boom' in cultural politics, have either collapsed or moved into a state of permanent crisis. In attempting to come to terms with this 'history of failure' ...more
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Published 1985 by Comedia Pub. Group
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Kyle
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
these kinds of books need to be written a lot more often.

the authors make the point that many radical projects, from alternative newspapers to babysitting groups and tenants unions, face tremendous obstacles in pursuing their objectives. but that this alone does not explain or excuse their high failure rate. the authors claim that organization, management, basic bookkeeping, and the material circumstances and backgrounds of the individual participants in a given radical project, are factors
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Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He is currently a fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He invented the concept of the Creative City in the late 1980’s. Its focus is how cities can create the enabling conditions for people and organizations to think, plan and act with imagination to solve problems and develop ...more