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Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives

Author: Tim Harford
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Harford
ISBN: 9780698408906 069840890X 9781594634796 1594634793 9781594634802 1594634807
OCLC Number: 957077695
Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Creativity --
Collaboration --
Workplaces --
Improvisation --
Winning --
Incentives --
Automation --
Resilience --
Life.
Responsibility: Tim Harford.

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Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation.

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