The Resource A perfect mess : the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place, Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman

A perfect mess : the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place, Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman

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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
Title
A perfect mess
Title remainder
the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place
Statement of responsibility
Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book combines counterintuitive thinking with stories from everyday life to provide a striking new view of how our world works. Ever since Einstein's study of Brownian motion, scientists have understood that a little disorder actually makes systems more effective. With anecdotes and case studies of the useful role mess can play, here is an antidote to the accepted wisdom that tight schedules, neatness, and consistency are the keys to success. Drawing on examples from business, parenting, cooking, and the war on terrorism, coauthors Abrahamson and Freedman demonstrate that moderately messy systems use resources more efficiently, yield better solutions, and are harder to break than neat ones. This book will forever change the way we think about those unruly heaps of paper on our desks.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrahamson, Eric
Dewey number
650.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.O73
LC item number
A27 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Freedman, David H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orderliness
  • Order
  • Moderation
  • Success
  • Conduct of life
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Conduct of life
  • Moderation
  • Order
  • Orderliness
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Success
  • Orde
  • Werkomgeving
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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, Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cost of neatness -- A mess sampler -- The history of mess -- The benefits of mess -- Messy people -- Messy homes -- Mess and organizations -- Messy leadership -- The politics of mess -- Optimizing mess -- Messy thinking -- Pathological mess -- The aesthetics of mess
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879576154
Label
A perfect mess : the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place, Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cost of neatness -- A mess sampler -- The history of mess -- The benefits of mess -- Messy people -- Messy homes -- Mess and organizations -- Messy leadership -- The politics of mess -- Optimizing mess -- Messy thinking -- Pathological mess -- The aesthetics of mess
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879576154

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