What catastrophes have in common -- and how to keep them from happening to you! Introducing M3: the first systematic approach to Managing mistakes so they don't lead to disaster Building systems that prevent 'failure chains' from spiraling out of control Avoiding failures in preparation, strategy, execution, and culture Reducing the impact and cost of the mistakes you do make Also includes coverage of the unique 'mistake chains' facing entrepreneurs and small businesses. Every business disaster has one thing in common: the people in charge never saw it coming. The warnings were there. They didn't have to wreck their companies and their careers. But they let it happen. This book can keep it from happening to you. You will make mistakes. If you don't, you're not taking enough risk. But you can make fewer of them. You can catch them early. Keep them cheap. Learn from them. Whether you're in a global enterprise or a garage startup, Robert Mittelstaedt shows how. His techniques apply to everything from culture to strategy, customer safety to market share. They won't just help you avoid catastrophe: they'll help you improve profitability and business value, too. Stay on track. Stay off the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Read this book.... limit what the airplane will do rather than just writing a manual that warns operators not to exceed certain parameters. To improve safety, Airbus aircraft with flybywire are limited in ways that change under different conditions. ... This has the effect of making it impossible to stall*the airplane, and it simplifies the number of things a pilot needs to remember to do in response to certain emergency situations.
|Title||:||Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal?|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Education - 2004-09-28|