Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

  • 9h 53m 49s
  • Jonathan Keeble, Tim Harford
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2011

In this groundbreaking work, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. Harford argues that today’s challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt. Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with compelling stories of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial-and-error in tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and the financial crisis.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One Adapting
  • Chapter Two Conflict or: How organisations learn
  • Chapter Three Creating new ideas that matter or: Variation
  • Chapter Four Finding what works for the poor or: Selection
  • Chapter Five Climate change or: Changing the rules for success
  • Chapter Six Preventing financial meltdowns or: Decoupling
  • Chapter Seven The adaptive organisation
  • Chapter Eight Adapting and you


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