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A Perfect Mess The Hidden Benefits of Disorder : How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316013994
ISBN-13: 9780316013994
Sku: 204470360
Publish Date: 1/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  327
Age Range:  NA
 
Touting the benefits of disorder, chaos, and mess, a groundbreaking study explains how and why a little disorder actually makes systems more effective, citing examples from business, cooking, parenting, politics, and other fields to demonstrate that the right amount of disorder yields better solutions, uses resources more efficiently, and is more durable. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. *Author: Abrahamson, Eric/ Freedman, David H. *Subtitle: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder : How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place *Publication Date: 2008/01/08 *Number of Pages: 327 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00
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"An engaging polemic against the neat-police who hold so much sway over our lives." -The Wall Street Journal||Enthusiastically embraced by readers everywhere, this groundbreaking book is an antidote to the accepted wisdom that tight schedules, neatness, and consistency are the keys to success. ||With an astounding array of anecdotes and case studies of the useful role mess can play in business, parenting, cooking, the war on terrorism, hardware stores, and even the meteoric career of Arnold Schwarzenegger, coauthors Abrahamson and Freedman demonstrate that moderately messy systems use resources more efficiently, yield better solutions, and are harder to break than neat ones. From clutter to time sprawl to blurring of categories, A PERFECT MESS will forever change the way we think about disorder.||"A compelling and comical tour of humanity's guilt-ridden love affair with accidents, messes, and randomness... Combine the world-is-not-as-it-seems mindset of Freakonomics with the delicious celebration of popular culture found in Everything Bad Is Good for You to get the cocktail-party-chatter-ready anecdotes of 'messiness leading to genius' in A PERFECT MESS." -Fast Company||Touting the benefits of disorder, chaos, and mess, a groundbreaking study explains how and why a little disorder actually makes systems more effective, citing examples from business, cooking, parenting, politics, and other fields to demonstrate that the right amount of disorder yields better solutions, uses resources more efficiently, and is more durable. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0327
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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