17 January 2013

Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex

Hartford describes ways in which Trial and Error development trumps the God Complex method of development (i.e. bringing in a smart person who has all the answers). Instead of looking for the ‘single best’ answer (which Hartford shows has failed time and again), he encourages a use of the old-fashioned ‘trial and error’ (which Hartford shows generally succeeds).

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