Drift Into Failure

From Hunting Broken Components to Understanding Complex Systems

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Published Nov. 15, 2010 by Ashgate.

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"What does the collapse of sub-prime lending have in common with a broken jackscrew in an airliner’s tailplane? Or the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the burn-up of Space Shuttle Columbia? These were systems that drifted into failure. While pursuing success in a dynamic, complex environment with limited resources and multiple goal conflicts, a succession of small, everyday decisions eventually produced breakdowns on a massive scale." ([More from publisher][1])

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