With a spectacular array of true stories and case studies of the hidden benefits of mess, A Perfect Mess overturns the accepted wisdom that tight schedules, organization, neatness, and consistency are the keys to success.
"The Anti-Martha Stewart"
It’s the simplest business model conceivable: hand thousands of dollars over to individuals in return for nothing, no strings attached. Krisiloff insists he and his Y Combinator colleagues can’t wait to get started giving away the money. “This could be really transformative,” he says. “It may help change how humans, society, and technology all operate together in the future.”
Our investmeents are devastated, obesity is epidemic, blue-chip companies circle the drain, and popular medications turn out to be ineffective and even dangerous. What happened? Didn't we listen to the scientists, economists, and other experts who promised us that if we followed their advice all would be well?
"Primer for the Pseudo-Expert Genre"
A complex global burden, that affects one third of Americans, could be solved by using techniques that have proved effective in treating autism, stuttering and alcoholism.
"Narrator got the author's first name wrong"
Is NASA's Space Launch System a flying piece of congressional pork or our best shot at getting humans to deep space?