Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure

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By Tim Harford

In Adapt, Tim Harford argues that the process of innovation is bogged down in the sheer complexity of the modern world. Good ideas are suffocated by bureaucracy while bad practices and dangerous errors flourish in dysfunctional markets. To find solutions to some of the big problems – climate change, financial instability, global poverty – we must go back to basics, examining the circumstances in which ingenuity has broken through in the past, and then considering how to replicate them.