I got this book very cheap on a deal on audible, and I wasn’t even sure what it was about when I first started on it, but it gripped my attention right from the start, and it didn’t disappoint. I’m not a great non-fiction reader, but I always enjoy it when I found the odd non-fiction book that reads like a good narrative. This book does exactly that.
It starts by providing an example of an avoidable mistake, and comparing two very different approaches to dealing with it. It contrasts the way health care and aviation treat human error, and then it takes us onto a journey on understanding the human psychology and cultural biases towards failure.
This book describes in detail cognitive dissonance, closed loops, marginal gains, and deconstructs applied evolution and natural selection and trial and error into easy approaches to actually learning from what went wrong so you don’t have to keep repeating the same mistakes time and again.
All in all, this book highly surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend it.