Black Box Thinking

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5 out of 5 stars
By ardyn on 13-01-16

Great book, so-so audio performance

I absolutely loved the book. It's interesting, applicable, and very well written. The only downside was that the narrator was breathy and made so many mouth noises. It was incredibly distracting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sami on 26-05-18

Such a great package

I loved this book. It brought attention to issues in our learning. I liked how it weaved together our mistakes, the importance and difficulty to learn from them and the success one can achieve through them.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 25-03-18

Learning from mistakes. A must read for Everyone!!

This is a must read for everyone.. Except a small randomised control group 😂

Seriously, this is the best book about learning from failures.
it starts off talking about how the Aviation industry is based around learning from their failures, from crashes and near misses. Hence they have the Black Box for recording what happened in the lead up to a crash. But the culture of the Healthcare system is almost the exact opposite, they try not to investigate problems and learn from mistakes and deaths. Instead being worried about blame being attributed.

This book explains and extols the virtues of applying the scientific method to social concerns.
All geisters, social entrepreneurs, organisers, managers, staff, students, parents and you should read this and ensure that you create and utilise feedback loops in your organisations and life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By acampbell on 16-12-17

Insightful and enlightening

Provides a different perspective on approaching the world of failure .... Enables me in both my profession and life to accept failure as an inevitably to progress , to embrace upon occurrence and learn before striving.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joachim on 13-11-17

An inspiring take on mistakes!

Matthew Syed introduces an interesting -- and genuinely inspiring -- take on what it actually means to make mistakes, and how approaching each mistake constructively is the only real way to success be it as an individual or as a company. A highly recommendable book for anyone interested in getting a new perspective on their life, work, relationship, or something else entirely. And, perhaps, an even more recommendable book for those who feel they do not need it. You will be surprised!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Casper on 17-05-17

Truly moving. Absolute 5-Star

This is required reading for anyone looking to better, more fully understand Why we must embrace failure as a stepping stone to succes, both personal, in business and for society at large.

The storytelling is captivating from start to finish. Great case studies are stringed together with really solid research and reasoning. This combines into a book that is truly moving, motivating and highly educational.

Another reviewer commented on the performance of the narrator, being too audible (no pun intended) - I find that the narrator did a very good job of keeping rhythm and tone linked to the nerve of the book, at any given point.

Highly recommended listen/read!

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