Charles Perrow on the Next Disaster

I’ve recommended here before that entrepreneurs and investors read Charles Perrow’s excellent book Normal Accidents, so it will come as no surprise that I was fascinated by his recent MIT talk on disasters, normal and not-so-normal.

Watch it here, but be sure to skip the endless, academic-y intro.

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  1. Working MIT video link:

  2. Great minds think alike… I wrote a post about applying Perrow’s “Catastrophic Potential” to markets after your session with Tim O’Reilly at the Web2.0 Summit.
    Charles Perrow new book is “The Next Disaster”