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TEDTalks : Tim Harford, Trial, Error, and the God Complex

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Economist Tim Harford studies complex systems and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were all created through trial and error. In this TEDTalk, Harford discusses the drawbacks of the God Complex - a syndrome common among doctors and other professionals in which they believe that no matter how complicated the problem, they alone have one, infallible solution. Harford asks us to embrace the art of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Named Person: Tim Harford; Tim Harford
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
OCLC Number: 826707808
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (18 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Marmite is the Cure (3:22) --
Battling With the God Complex (1:31) --
Complex Economy (3:00) --
System Evolution (2:51) --
Trial and Error Leads to Success (2:49) --
Understanding the God Complex (2:26) --
Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture (1:43) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Tim Harford --
Trial, Error, and the God Complex (0:05).
Other Titles: TED Talks
Tim Harford
Trial, Error, and God Complex
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

Abstract:

Economist Tim Harford studies complex systems and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were all created through trial and error. In this TEDTalk, Harford discusses the drawbacks of the God Complex - a syndrome common among doctors and other professionals in which they believe that no matter how complicated the problem, they alone have one, infallible solution. Harford asks us to embrace the art of making mistakes. Harford's column, "The Undercover Economist," appears in the Financial Times.

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