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Brilliant Mistakes ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Brilliant Mistakes Author Paul J.H. Schoemaker – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Named #1 Best Business Book of 2011 by Patriot News–PennLivecomIf you have ever flown in an airplane used electricity from a nuclear power plant or taken an antibiotic you have benefited from a bril Named Best Business Book of by Patriot News–PennLivecomIf you have ever flown in an airplane used electricity from a nuclear power plant or taken an antibiotic you have benefited from a brilliant mistakeEach of these life changing innovations was the result of many missteps and an occasional brilliant insight that turned a mistake into a surprising portal of discovery In Brilliant Mistakes Paul Schoemaker founder and chairman of Decision Strategies International shares critical insights on the surprising benefits of making well chosen mistakes Brilliant Mistakes explores why minimizing mistakes may be the greatest mistake of all situations when mistakes are most beneficial and when they should be avoided the counter intuitive idea that we should deliberately permit errors at times and how to make the most of Brilliant Mistakes to improve business results Brilliant Mistakes is based on solid academic research and insights from Schoemaker’s work with than organizations as well as his provocative Harvard Business Review article with Robert Gunther “The Wisdom of Deliberate Mistakes” Schoemaker provides a practical roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself.

  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • Brilliant Mistakes
  • Paul J.H. Schoemaker
  • 04 October 2015
  • 9781613630129

10 thoughts on “Brilliant Mistakes

  1. Ryan Ryan says:

    This could have been a great book and was a great concept but it just wasn't all that good in implementation The basic argument is you should try to falsify your beliefs through texts try things which will succeedfail in ways which are independent of mainstream beliefs or the rest of your portfolio of ideas and beliefs etc One of the key ideas is separating experiments based on the 2 axes of cost of failure and benefit if successful and to try to take risksmake mistakesexperiment in ways where failure has low cost but high returns if successfulThe good part it's an introduction to decision theory for people who might actually have real decisions to make ie not just academics studying decision theory Lots of practical examples from business clear presentation etcDownside Because it can't use normal human language like local maxima and mathematical analogies it's really verbose and impreciseCalling likely to fail but positive EV experiments deliberate mistakes or failures is a stretch but it's the hook for the book so he repeats it a lotOverall this is a decent book for the mass market but I'd prefer something which presumes mathematical knowledge and is either concise or better supported

  2. Hakeem Hakeem says:

    Solid concept and likely a convincing approach to framing experimentation in a corporate environment

  3. Wai-kit Ng Wai-kit Ng says:

    The premise of the book is that mistakes are the portals to discovery Eg discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming; invention of light bulb by Thomas Edison; or flight by the Wright Brothers Where it was argued that either conventional wisdom was that it could not be done such as human flight or some form of sloppiness out of the norm led to the discovery like penicillin or for that matter saccharin or just dogged determination despite multiple failures like the light bulb Ok I can accept that Except that I wouldn't classify some of them as mistakes though I accept that staying within a comfort zone is unlikely to lead to any amazing discoveries; and to make discoveries and push the boundaries one must accept mistakes along the way A so so read

  4. Naomi Naomi says:

    Absolutely fascinating read Again another uality Wharton Digital Press Publication that I received from Netgalley and read in one day This book had alot other data to absorb so this will be a book I purchase and mark upInformation in this book was discussed in business school but I thought the author did an excellent job of laying it out discussing it and offered fantastic examples I could see this book used in everything from new ventures to organizational development

  5. Krystal Krystal says:

    As someone who lives in fear of failure I liked this book as a way to get me to think about mistakes from another angle The author does a good job of keeping what could become dry material interesting through the use of stories and examples The book can take some technical swings into economic and business theory but I was able to follow without a problem and I got a few strategies to test out the next time a mistake comes up at work I'll work up to the deliberate mistakes as I go

  6. Deidre Deidre says:

    Fail harder Fail better What does that actually mean? The author shows that making mistakes can be good for both people and companies The mistakes he's talking about are experiments than mistakes The book is about not allowing fear of failure to shut down attempts and he makes the very good point that companies should reward both effort and results He gives plenty of good examples from history and really shows how being comfortable with failure is a key component of success

  7. Devin Partlow Devin Partlow says:

    Wonderful insights and overlooked wisdom delivered in this book but it would have been so much better if he went in depth about the process of making brilliant mistakes Those who know about all the serendipitous inventions won't be introduced to anything new here except the process of making brilliant mistakesMaybe he'll write a book dedicated to the process next I'd buy it

  8. Marcin Marcin says:

    When I started reading it I thought I made a wrong choice picking this book or that I will totally disagree with it I still think it's too focused on the word mistakeerror but I actually like the content

  9. Daniel Oon Yong Lin Daniel Oon Yong Lin says:

    This is one great read about 'Why minimizing mistakes might be a huge mistake' and how brilliance can be found in each and every mistake Highly recommended

  10. Daniel Lázaro Daniel Lázaro says:

    Very good approach to decision making

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