Learning from Failures

Learning from Failures
Author: Ashraf Labib
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN 10: 9780124167278
ISBN 13: 0124167276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failures Book Review:

Learning from Failures provides techniques to explore the root causes of specific disasters and how we can learn from them. It focuses on a number of well-known case studies, including: the sinking of the Titanic; the BP Texas City incident; the Chernobyl disaster; the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia accident; the Bhopal disaster; and the Concorde accident. This title is an ideal teaching aid, informed by the author's extensive teaching and practical experience and including a list of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, detailed derivation, and many solved examples for modeling and decision analysis. This book discusses the value in applying different models as mental maps to analyze disasters. The analysis of these case studies helps to demonstrate how subjectivity that relies on opinions of experts can be turned into modeling approaches that can ensure repeatability and consistency of results. The book explains how the lessons learned by studying these individual cases can be applied to a wide range of industries. This work is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will also be useful for industry professionals who wish to avoid repeating mistakes that resulted in devastating consequences. Explores the root cause of disasters and various preventative measures Links theory with practice in regard to risk, safety, and reliability analyses Uses analytical techniques originating from reliability analysis of equipment failures, multiple criteria decision making, and artificial intelligence domains

Learning from Failures

Learning from Failures
Author: Ashraf Labib
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 0124167306
ISBN 13: 9780124167308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failures Book Review:

Learning from Failures provides techniques to explore the root causes of specific disasters and how we can learn from them. It focuses on a number of well-known case studies, including: the sinking of the Titanic; the BP Texas City incident; the Chernobyl disaster; the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia accident; the Bhopal disaster; and the Concorde accident. This title is an ideal teaching aid, informed by the author’s extensive teaching and practical experience and including a list of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, detailed derivation, and many solved examples for modeling and decision analysis. This book discusses the value in applying different models as mental maps to analyze disasters. The analysis of these case studies helps to demonstrate how subjectivity that relies on opinions of experts can be turned into modeling approaches that can ensure repeatability and consistency of results. The book explains how the lessons learned by studying these individual cases can be applied to a wide range of industries. This work is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will also be useful for industry professionals who wish to avoid repeating mistakes that resulted in devastating consequences. Explores the root cause of disasters and various preventative measures Links theory with practice in regard to risk, safety, and reliability analyses Uses analytical techniques originating from reliability analysis of equipment failures, multiple criteria decision making, and artificial intelligence domains

Learning From Failures in Orthopedic Trauma

Learning From Failures in Orthopedic Trauma
Author: Miquel Videla Cés,J. Miquel Sales Pérez,Joan Girós Torres
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 3132434574
ISBN 13: 9783132434578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning From Failures in Orthopedic Trauma Book Review:

Numerous advances in basic research, surgical techniques, practice, and patient care have revolutionized surgery over the last 60 years and made the field with its many subspecialties more diverse but also more complex. The surgical profession places high demands on surgeons who must often make the right split-second decisions. This can easily lead to misjudgments or mistakes. Learning From Failures in Orthopedic Trauma—Key Points for Success is the first book of its kind to give surgeons the opportunity to learn from failures without making them themselves. Based on the Spanish book Errores en la Osteosíntesis by Rafael Orozco Delclós, this publication offers real case examples that have been collected over the past 25 years. It is an essential and valuable resource as it specifically examines the reasons and responses to surgical error in real cases from different anatomical regions of the body, thus helping surgeons avoid the most frequent errors in osteosynthesis. The collection of more than 70 cases will help surgeons recognize and avoid common failures, start reflecting in action, present failures as positive learning opportunities, and bring that knowledge into their daily practice. The book is divided into 9 sections that analyze different types of failures. Key features are: Analysis of failures to help surgeons avoid making mistakes that lead to those errors More than 20 detailed and illustrative case-based chapters that analyze failures and offer tips to successfully prevent those mistakes More than 1,100 x-rays, clinical images, and illustrations

The Wisdom of Failure

The Wisdom of Failure
Author: Laurence G. Weinzimmer,Jim McConoughey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 1118135016
ISBN 13: 9781118135013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Failure Book Review:

The "how-not-to" leadership book There is a paradox in leadership: we can only succeed by knowing failure. Every accomplished leader knows there are minefields of failures that need to be navigated in order to succeed. Wouldn't it be great to have the insights to help you prevent from making avoidable mistakes? Unfortunately, in business talking about mistakes can be taboo, and, at a certain level, learning from failure is not an option. Weinzimmer and McConoughey speak frankly about the things that are difficult to talk about – the unvarnished truths necessary to become a successful leader. Based on a groundbreaking 7-year study of what almost 1000 managers across 21 industries really think about lessons from failures Includes exclusive interview material from CEOs at a wide range of organizations, including major firms such as Caterpillar, Priceline.com, and Allstate; startups; and entrepreneurial small businesses Drills down into failure to uncover the strategies that aspiring leaders need in order to avoid the most damning leadership mistakes: unbalanced orchestration, drama management, and reckless vanity Learning from the mistakes of others is a necessary part of the journey of effective leadership, and this book offers an indispensable guide to learning these powerful lessons—without paying the price of failure.

Learning from Failure in the Design Process

Learning from Failure in the Design Process
Author: Lisa Huang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781315687971
ISBN 13: 1315687976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failure in the Design Process Book Review:

"Learning from Failure in the Design Process shows you that design work builds on lessons learned from failures to help you relax your fear of making mistakes, so that you're not paralysed when faced with a task outside of your comfort zone. Working hands-on with building materials, such as concrete, sheet metal and fabric, you will understand behaviours, processes, methods of assembly, and ways to evaluate your failures to achieve positive results. Through material and assembly strategies of stretching, casting, carving, and stacking this book uncovers the issues, problems, and failures confronted in student material experiments and examines built projects that addressed these issues with innovative and intelligent strategies. Highlighting numerous professional practice case studies with over 250 colour images, this book will be ideal for students interested in materials and methods, and students of architecture in design studios"--

Learning from Failures

Learning from Failures
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Inst of Civil Engineers Pub
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780727736048
ISBN 13: 0727736043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failures Book Review:

This special issue of the highly respected Civil Engineering journal from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers looks to study and learn from the catastrophes, collapses and failures that fascinate and horrify the civil engineering community.

Evaluation Failures

Evaluation Failures
Author: Kylie Hutchinson
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-08-10
ISBN 10: 1544320019
ISBN 13: 9781544320014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation Failures Book Review:

Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned is a candid collection of stories from seasoned evaluators from a variety of sectors sharing professional mistakes they have made in the past, and what they learned moving forward. As the only book of its kind, editor Kylie Hutchinson has collected a series of engaging, real-life examples that are both entertaining and informative. Each story offers universal lessons as takeaways, and discussion questions for reflective practice. The book is the perfect companion to anyone working in the evaluation field, and to instructors of program evaluation courses who want to bring the real world into their classroom.

The Fearless Organization

The Fearless Organization
Author: Amy C. Edmondson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN 10: 1119477263
ISBN 13: 9781119477266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fearless Organization Book Review:

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance Create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. The Fearless Organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation.

Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Failures

Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Failures
Author: Dena Fam,Michael O'Rourke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 0429556888
ISBN 13: 9780429556883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Failures Book Review:

Unlike other volumes in the current literature, this book provides insight for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners on what doesn’t work. Documenting detailed case studies of project failure matters, not only as an illustration of experienced challenges but also as projects do not always follow step-by-step protocols of preconceived and theorised processes. Bookended by a framing introduction by the editors and a conclusion written by Julie Thompson Klein, each chapter ends with a reflexive section that synthesizes lessons learned and key take-away points for the reader. Drawing on a wide range of international case studies and with a strong environmental thread throughout, the book reveals a range of failure scenarios for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects, including: • Projects that did not get off the ground; • Projects that did not have the correct personnel for specified objectives; • Projects that did not reach their original objectives but met other objectives; • Projects that failed to anticipate important differences among collaborators. Illustrating causal links in real life projects, this volume will be of significant relevance to scholars and practitioners looking to overcome the challenges of conducting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.

Learning from Failures

Learning from Failures
Author: R. N. Raikar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9788190003704
ISBN 13: 8190003704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure
Author: Jessica Lahey
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN 10: 0062299247
ISBN 13: 9780062299246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Failure Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

Adapt

Adapt
Author: Tim Harford
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 0385670257
ISBN 13: 9780385670258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adapt Book Review:

The Undercover Economist - famed for his explanations - now offers solutions. Tim Harford introduces a new way of thinking about how to solve the world's most urgent problems, from climate change to terrorism, African poverty to global finance - even the problems we encounter in our own daily lives. When faced with such challenges, we instinctively look to leaders, experts, and gurus to provide us with pre-chewed solutions. Harford argues that the world has become too unpredictable and complex for that. Instead, we must adapt - improvise rather than plan, work from the bottom up, take baby steps. Adapt draws on exciting new work by passionate young economists and on innovative ideas from across the sciences. It looks at how and why innovation really comes about, extolling the value of trial and error and arguing that we should learn to embrace failure. Above all, Adapt applies hard-won lessons learned in the field, from a spaceport in the Mojave Desert to the street of Iraq, from a blazing offshore drilling rig to the frozen tundra of Siberia. The book shows that it's up to individuals - us - to change the world.

Failing Forward

Failing Forward
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN 10: 1418578657
ISBN 13: 9781418578657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beyond Blame

Beyond Blame
Author: Dave Zwieback
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 1491914467
ISBN 13: 9781491914465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Blame Book Review:

Failure is inevitable and a postmortem analysis, conducted in an open, blameless way, is the best way for IT techs and managers to learn from outages and near-misses. But when the "root cause" is determined to be "human error" (or worse, particular humans), the real causes and conditions are lost. In this insightful book, IT veteran Dave Zwieback shows you an approach for making postmortems blameless, so you can focus instead on addressing areas of fragility within systems and organizations. If you’re involved with assessing why something goes wrong on a project or at your company—as a system administrator, developer, team manager, or executive—the concrete steps in this guide will help you find a real solution that works. Recognize and mitigate the effects of stress during outages Learn how to communicate effectively in a charged, high-stakes postmortem conversation Collect the necessary data before the postmortem begins Focus on determining the actual causes and conditions of an outage Learn techniques for writing up a postmortem for either internal or external use

Learning from Our Mistakes

Learning from Our Mistakes
Author: Marcia Hill,Esther D. Rothblum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780789006530
ISBN 13: 0789006537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Our Mistakes Book Review:

If you¿re a long-time veteran of feminist therapy or someone just starting out, you¿ll find a helpful, reliable list of "dos" and "don¿ts" in Learning from Our Mistakes: Difficulties and Failures in Feminist Therapy. Frank and honest in tone, makeup, and style, this one-of-a-kind publication looks at the failures and roadblocks that have hampered feminist therapists in the past so you can learn from their misfortunes and avoid them in your own professional endeavors. In Learning from Our Mistakes, you¿ll come face-to-face with classic difficult cases, and you¿ll see from a feminist perspective how therapists used various treatments to deal with these seemingly insurmountable challenges. You¿ll find that these and other topics will help you in navigating the difficult situations that arise in your personal practice: the pros and cons of terminating with a client who has an eroticized transference differences between therapists and clients in terms of race, ethnicity, and age problems encountered by rural therapists in small communities using a translator in therapy when the therapist and client don¿t speak the same language feelings of anger in therapy many other "log jams" in the therapeutic process It¿s no mistake that Learning from Our Mistakes is full of what works and what doesn¿t. In it, three veteran discussants give you the tools necessary to overcome the uncertainties and inadequacies that plague therapists. You¿ll come away understanding the many ways failure is embedded in both the theory and practice of psychotherapy. Ultimately, you¿ll find that mistakes are really only failure narratives waiting to be used, shaped, and turned toward the positive experiences of both client and therapist.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0698144627
ISBN 13: 9780698144620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Book Review:

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

Learning from Construction Failures

Learning from Construction Failures
Author: Peter Campbell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2001-12-28
ISBN 10: 9780470399491
ISBN 13: 047039949X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Construction Failures Book Review:

Much of the knowledge used to design, build, and operate engineered facilities and products is gained by learning from failures. As catastrophic building failures become ever more costly, this book helps readers understand key issues, from determining the causes of failure and isolating failed parts to lessening personal liability through proper contracting, planning, and management.

Successful IT Project Delivery

Successful IT Project Delivery
Author: David Yardley
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780201756067
ISBN 13: 0201756064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful IT Project Delivery Book Review:

50%-90% of IT projects fail. This book examines why IT projects fail, what lessons can be gleaned from this litany of failure and how these lessons can be applied to future projects.

Why We Fail

Why We Fail
Author: Victor Lombardi
Publsiher: Rosenfeld Media
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN 10: 1933820594
ISBN 13: 9781933820590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Fail Book Review:

Just as pilots and doctors improve by studying crash reports and postmortems, experience designers can improve by learning how customer experience failures cause products to fail in the marketplace. Rather than proselytizing a particular approach to design, Why We Fail holistically explores what teams actually built, why the products failed, and how we can learn from the past to avoid failure ourselves.

The Importance of Failing Well

The Importance of Failing Well
Author: Lance King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 9781760790172
ISBN 13: 1760790176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Failing Well Book Review:

This book is designed to help parents support their children to become self-regulated, resilient learners who know how to "fail well".Educationist Lance King designed his first learning improvement programme for school children more than 20 years ago and after trialling it saw amazing results.Children who had previously considered themselves academic failures began to succeed. Since then he has delivered this programme to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and parents in schools around the world. The Importance of Failing Well distills his ideas about the "learning skills" approach to learning that he teaches through his programme from a parent's point of view. He guides parents through the learning process and gives practical advice on how they can best encourage and support their children to become resilient, focussed, effective, confident learners who react to challenges in a positive way and understand the importance of "failing well".