Michael J Hayes

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  • Black Box Thinking

  • Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

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  • A multi-level message, well written and well read

  • By Loren on 11-16-15

Required reading

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Reviewed: 08-23-18

This should be required reading for high school graduation and a proficiency exam should be administered before allowing a person to fill public office or executive management positions in large, influential organizations.