Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Importance of Mistakes in Complex Systems

Tim Harford argues for making intelligent mistakes in order to understand and imrove compex systems.

Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems -- and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.

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