Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success
What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google?
What is the connection between Dave Brailsford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?
What links the inventor James Dyson and the basketball player Michael Jordan?
They are all Black Box Thinkers.
Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren't
It summarizes what many other scientists have mentioned, encapsulated into a coherent book.(less)
The book tackles a number of important aspects of failure, such as the idea of complexity and how the world we live in is an immensely complex ...more
The purpose of this book is to offer a radically different perspective. It will argue that we need to redefine our relationship with failure, as individuals, as organizations, and as societies. This is the mos ...more
If you have had recent experience of a medical situatio ...more
No longer shall he wait for the perfect product. Instead the prototype shall be launched as per the deadline as is where is. Iteration as a process is hencefort ...more
Black Box Thinking is a book about failure, and how far, far too many aspects of our lives take exactly the wrong approach to it. His central argument is that nothing is more central to personal, systemic and societal progress than an open, honest and healthy approach to failure. Researched and supported by an exhaustive list of examples, the book was a pleasure to read, and I hope that ...more
This book giving so many examples that reduces the ...more
I learn alot from the many great examples and case studies that the author has outline throughout this book.
I do believe is a culture that we real need to cultivate not only on personal level but many fields that keep cultivating denialism of failure, cognitive dissonance and keep on embracing cover up altitude,when comes to understand why they fail.
I cant recommend this enough.
I will admit - that is what I came into the book expecting.
What I got was SO much more.
Riddled with real life stories, examples and scientific evidence this book really breaks down the psychological issues and games we play not only as individuals but as organizations to avoid, deny and even penalize failure and how much it hurts us to do so.
I love the real ...more
The insights in the book do fade a little as you progress. I was looking for concrete methods to improve and rather found evidence being piled upon for the same message again and again. ...more
Open Loop – Where failure does lead to progress as info on weaknesses is rationally acted upon
Aviation, thanks to the black box, is the most open loop sector as fatal errors are intensely scrutinised. There is even book t ...more
It provides the reader with lots of insights, examples and evidence why some people indeed never learn from their mistakes.
Everyone of us makes mistakes, every day, but what's most important is how you deal with your mistakes. If you're prone to understand what went wrong and how, and look for a solution or improvement, you'll teach yourself a meaningful lesson. Otherwise, what will happen is that you' ...more
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We cover up mistakes, not only to protect ourselves from others, but to protect us from ourselves. Experiments have demonstrated that we all have a sophisticated ability to delete failures from memory, like editors cutting gaffes from a film reel—as we’ll see. Far from learning from mistakes, we edit them out of the official autobiographies we all keep in our own heads.”