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The Resource Deadly decisions : how false knowledge sank the Titanic, blew up the shuttle and led America into war, Christopher Burns

Deadly decisions : how false knowledge sank the Titanic, blew up the shuttle and led America into war, Christopher Burns

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Deadly decisions : how false knowledge sank the Titanic, blew up the shuttle and led America into war
Title
Deadly decisions
Title remainder
how false knowledge sank the Titanic, blew up the shuttle and led America into war
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Burns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the country's leading experts on modern information management, searches the biology of the brain, the behavior of groups, and the structure of organizations for practical answers to the problem of "virtual truth": elaborate constructs of internally consistent evidence and assumptions that purport to describe reality but can often be dead wrong.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Christopher
Dewey number
001.9/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AZ999
LC item number
.B89 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors
  • Truth
  • Thought and thinking
  • Rationalization (Psychology)
  • Hoaxes
  • Deception
Label
Deadly decisions : how false knowledge sank the Titanic, blew up the shuttle and led America into war, Christopher Burns
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-346) 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
1. False knowledge : Titanic: unsinkable ; Medicine, money and war: unthinkable -- 2. Virtual truth : Three Mile Island: the opposite is true ; Ignore, deny, forget ; Shuttle Challenger: no one is to blame ; A conspiracy of silence -- 3. Members of the mind : The truthful brain ; Some things must be believed to be seen ; USS Vincennes: the system worked fine ; Faster than the speed of thought -- 4. Challenging truth : Betsy Lehman: truth to power ; The truthful team ; Inspiration, reason, and consensus ; Les Philosophes -- 5. The information war : The stag hunt ; Blinking red ; Facts, values, and concepts ; 9/11: reality hits home ; What went wrong? -- 6. Deadly decisions : The information bubble ; Katrina: warners and warnees ; Uncertainty absorption ; Mrs. Aristotle's teeth ; Six tests for truth ; The truth/action paradox -- 7. The coming epidemic : Avian flu: the facts ; Believing WHO? ; Considering disaster -- 8. Waltzing into war : Faking the news ; Manufacturing truth ; There is less to this than meets the eye ; Invading Iraq: the smoking gun ; Mission accomplished -- 9. Truth systems : The truthful organization ; Truth systems crumble ; Can democracy survive? ; So? ; The future isn't what it used to be
Control code
ocn235025722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781591026600
Lccn
2008030487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)235025722
Label
Deadly decisions : how false knowledge sank the Titanic, blew up the shuttle and led America into war, Christopher Burns
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-346) 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
1. False knowledge : Titanic: unsinkable ; Medicine, money and war: unthinkable -- 2. Virtual truth : Three Mile Island: the opposite is true ; Ignore, deny, forget ; Shuttle Challenger: no one is to blame ; A conspiracy of silence -- 3. Members of the mind : The truthful brain ; Some things must be believed to be seen ; USS Vincennes: the system worked fine ; Faster than the speed of thought -- 4. Challenging truth : Betsy Lehman: truth to power ; The truthful team ; Inspiration, reason, and consensus ; Les Philosophes -- 5. The information war : The stag hunt ; Blinking red ; Facts, values, and concepts ; 9/11: reality hits home ; What went wrong? -- 6. Deadly decisions : The information bubble ; Katrina: warners and warnees ; Uncertainty absorption ; Mrs. Aristotle's teeth ; Six tests for truth ; The truth/action paradox -- 7. The coming epidemic : Avian flu: the facts ; Believing WHO? ; Considering disaster -- 8. Waltzing into war : Faking the news ; Manufacturing truth ; There is less to this than meets the eye ; Invading Iraq: the smoking gun ; Mission accomplished -- 9. Truth systems : The truthful organization ; Truth systems crumble ; Can democracy survive? ; So? ; The future isn't what it used to be
Control code
ocn235025722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781591026600
Lccn
2008030487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)235025722

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