Posted on April 17, 2012
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“Unexpected events–natural disasters, terrorist attacks, pandemics–make us frantic.
In the aftermath, we obsess about learning from our mistakes and pour resources into predicting what might happen tomorrow.
We turn to experts, asking them how we might do things differently next time.
The problem is that the experts were part of the system that failed in the first place, and their recommendations almost always get filtered through large, top down bureaucracies that are poorly suited to deal with radical change.”
(quoted from: When Catastrophe Strikes, Emulate the Octopus, Sagarin, Wired Magazine, March 2012)