Get Bak's Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World PDF

, , Comments Off on Get Bak's Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World PDF

By Ted G. Lewis

Did the terrorist assaults at the usa in 2001, the large strength blackout of 2003, typhoon Katrina in 2005, and the Gulf oil spill of 2010 'just happen'-or have been those shattering occasions foreseeable? Do such calamities in reality stick with a predictable trend? do we plan for the unexpected via pondering the unthinkable? Ted Lewis explains the development of catastrophes and their underlying reason. In a provocative journey of a unstable international, he courses the reader via mega-fires, fragile strength grids, mismanaged telecommunication structures, worldwide terrorist pursuits, migrating viruses, risky markets and web storms. glossy societies are looking to stay clear of catastrophes, however the force to make issues quicker, more cost-effective, and extra effective ends up in self-organized criticality-the situation of platforms at the verge of catastrophe. this can be a double-edged sword. every thing from organic evolution to political revolution is pushed through a few cave in, calamity or problem. to prevent annihilation yet let for growth, we needs to switch the ways that we comprehend the styles and deal with platforms. Bak's Sand Pile explains how.

Show description

Read Online or Download Bak's Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World PDF

Best business management & leadership books

New PDF release: The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive

"An tremendous beneficial parenting instruction manual. .. really notable . .. strongly urged. "--Library magazine (starred review)"A super source for folks and execs alike. "--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, nationwide Council for AdoptionThe adoption of a kid is often a joyous second within the lifetime of a kinfolk.

Download e-book for iPad: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road by Jamie Flinchbaugh,Andy Carlino,Dennis Pawley

Hitchhikers don't shuttle a hard and fast course. They deliberately wander to allow them to examine and develop alongside the best way. Embarking at the lean trip is identical, there are numerous roads on which to wander and no unmarried one is true for all. "The Hitchhiker's advisor to Lean: classes from the line" unearths the main severe classes realized over the authors' mixed 30-plus years of exploring the tilt highways.

Download e-book for iPad: For the Greater Good of All: Perspectives on Individualism, by D. Forsyth,C. Hoyt

This quantity attracts on disciplines as diverse as Psychology, Anthropology, background and Biology to provide an explanation for whilst and why participants act to advertise their very own self-interest and once they sacrifice their very own results in order that others can benefit.

Download PDF by Milon Gupta: Die sieben Erfolgsprinzipien der Schachmeister:

Was once Führungskräfte vom Schachspiel und von den Erfolgsgeheimnissen der Schachmeister lernen können, vermittelt dieses inspirierende Buch. Kenntnisse des königlichen Spiels sind dabei keine zwingende Voraussetzung, um essenzielle Denk- und Entscheidungsmethoden aus dem Schach als Quelle zu nutzen. Hintergrundinformationen zu zentralen Themen wie Risiko und instinct und direkt umsetzbare Tipps für die entscheidenden Situationen des Führungsalltags machen dieses Buch zum wertvollen Begleiter für alle, die fundiert strategisch denken und handeln wollen.

Extra info for Bak's Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Bak's Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World by Ted G. Lewis

by Charles

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 26 votes