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A great read - a little dry in parts - I'd forgotten how dry economics can be - last studied them (in school) in the late 1970s!!!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carlton Howard
It`s an excellent book about extinction, mainly companies` extinction, with serious critics to many economic models. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Angelo Freitas
If there were anything to be learned by comparing apples to oranges and making "specific" observations from that, there might be something of substance and worth to this.Published 23 months ago by B. A. Johnson
Ormerod seems to be adressing his book to public managers or business managers. In my opinion, he delves too deeply into economic analyses that are not necessary for the ultimately... Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Mark C. Weber
Great quality I just had to purchase for a class so not concerned with the content really but it was in great conditionPublished on November 9, 2012 by allie
This book perhaps goes into too much detail for some readers, but for anyone open-minded who has already read a little about economics it is superb. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by ex futures trader
This was an enjoyable read. The author makes interesting points about the similarity of economic systems and biological systems, specifically patterns of failure in those systems. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by Jeremiah LaRocco
Most things fail - including social policies - because of complexity and uncertainty. Ormerod shows how different social policies, like integration, for example, can fail because... Read morePublished on October 13, 2009 by bronx book nerd
It's hard to get the answer to "Why Most Things Fail." The book goes deep into mathematical formulas. Admittedly, I don't bring to this reading a background in math or economics. Read morePublished on July 19, 2009 by Carolyn Thornlow