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With the same originality and astuteness that marked his widely praised Butterfly Economics Paul Ormerod now examines the “Iron Law of Failure” as it applies to business and government–and explains what can be done about it“Failure is all around us” asserts Ormerod For every General Electric–still going strong after than one hundred years–there are dozens of businesses like Central Leather which was one of th. Published ten years ago 2006 many of the sceptical views of Paul Ormerod about the rationalism claimed for twentieth century economics and the importance of understanding how complexity limits strategy are now mainstream thanks in part to the 2008 CrashThis book is well within the radical free market tradition of Hayek to which is added what might be considered a conservative and even pessimistic respect for the fact that millions of minds in real time with imperfect knowledge cannot know the future and that most planning is futileThings have changed even over a decade so the current interest in behaviourial psychology is present but not covered in depth and the possibility which I think unlikely of advanced AI improving our ability to plan is not provided as a possible objection to be counteredThe stance is one of referring us back to what evolutionary and biological scientists tell us about systems and punctuated euilibrium Within the analysis is a sort of rough hewn belief in progress of a sorts through allowing things to fail without planners getting in the wayThe book is interesting as far as it goes and a good summary of the basics of thinking in the social sciences although it swings from simple exposition involving almost every available cultural cliche to detailed accounts of statistics and mathematics that will pass most people byThe book is a little dull but it is worthy enough Its point is taken as a corrective to the pseudo scientific claims of modern economics but Ormerod is a reformer and not a revolutionary something about his looser pessimistic model of the human condition does not stand upWhat he seems to miss is one Marxist concept that got thrown out of the bath with the bath water consciousness His evolutionary models for economics are based on things plants animals and most humans that are not self reflexive are not aware of themselves as actors in the dramaTo some extent he is right to ignore consciousness because most people most of the time are non reflexive about their condition especially those ideologues who believe they have achieved some sort of raised consciousness The mass of humanity plods somewhat or is trapped But humans are not only perceptually challenged things in the world mired in habits and narratives created by history they are also potentially capable of reflecting on what they see transforming what they see and challenging habits history and narrativeWhile he is almost certainly right that most enterprises business political project even life plans fail on both endogenous and exogenous events beyond our control and that planning in itself is often absurd he may not be right in his acceptance of a conservative pessimism as a stanceThere is some interest in the moment in super predictors who can get it right about the future a claim I cannot say is right or wrong but the fast animal some might say predatory intelligence of some people certainly does give them an edge as individuals over othersAnother way of looking at the failures of society and enterprise is not to accept that planning has failed which is true and have to ride nature as we can in a sort of Eastern zen fug but that the social itself inhibits the survival and progress of the whole when it constrains radical thoughtWhat I mean is that human society business and politics tends to failure when it gets trapped in its own secure narratives when it becomes the herd and when it abandons self reflexiveness humanity s edge on animality in favour of the narrative that created the enterprisePerhaps the narrative of the Founding Fathers and an Eighteenth Century text is at the root of possible American internal failure as much as Marxism Leninism was at the root of the Soviet collapse Perhaps The creative narrative becomes sclerotic becomes a plan or worse becomes an interest turned in on itself where the paradox is that its self preservation dictates the conditions for its own demise either from its internal inability to adapt because of its narrative or external shocksThe alternative model of constantly uestioning any foundation narrative being prepared to kill the enterprise to create better successor enterprises with deliberation which is not failure because it is willed and constant revolutionary renewal certainly has its dangersHowever if we switch our attention from corporate social and institutional failure to individual success at adaptation and then back to adaptive strategies that are based not on the institution and its managers but the interests of its members as a whole the picture might look very differentNone of this gives the lie to Ormerod s basic thesis that nearly all enterprises fail on their own terms It just raises the uestion whether we are looking sufficiently at the flaws of perception surrounding those terms and at our failure to encourage radical awareness of our conditionIf we behave like herds of wildebeest we will die like herds of wildebeest in mindless dances to the music of time our weak culled in good times and periodic near or total extinctions according to the laws of punctuated euilibrium in bad timesThe book is however recommended in my view to students or the general public who want reasonably clear mostly briefings on some of the big ideas of the social sciences tied into a plausible corrective to the rationalist claims of economists and plannersOrmerod certainly takes a step in the right direction but others will need to think and write about whether the species really is a herd animal and destined to ultimate failure or whether it makes its own world even if it takes 30000 years of further adaptationPerhaps I have read too much Arthur C Clarke lately or taken my Nietzsche too seriously but the current cultural pessimism in the West of which this book is an early example strikes me as having been taken too farYes there is a crisis of failure around us of governance in particular and yes it may well get worse before it gets better and yes the planners have proven themselves to be failures especially in that dreadful bureaucratic idiocy the European Union but that may not be the whole storyIf you consider that the species was universally living in mud houses at best five thousand years ago in the blink of an eye in evolutionary time the achievements of even the herd have been remarkable and not just from Carlyle type remarkable men and womenThere are remarkable men and women some in lowly social positions scattered throughout a world of simple narratives for flailing and failing enterprises The solution to the problem of perpetual institutional failure may be to carve up those narratives and start freeing some talent Contemporary rule based liberal democracy in particular is trapped by its own rules and forms This will kill it before too long Its resilience is stronger than planning tyrannies but not as resilient as it thinks it is A greater plurality of institutions merely buys some time El canto del bandoneón it applies to business and government–and explains what can be done about ¡Sé irresistible-mente feliz! it“Failure La ira del Fénix (Xavi Masip, is all around us” asserts Ormerod For every General Electric–still going strong after than one hundred years–there are dozens of businesses like Central Leather which was one of th. 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Anies and policy setting sectors of government behave much like living organisms unless they evolve they die But he also makes clear how desirable social and economic outcomes may be achieved when individuals companies and governments adapt in response to the actual behavior and reuirements of their customers and constituents Why Most Things Fail is a fascinating and provocative study of a truth all too seldom acknowledged. I think this is an important book and I also think its message might be difficult for some people to reconcile their world view with Ormerod sets his stall out to show that economists have presumed that the economy and lots of other systems we think of all day every day actually is a steady state that markets exist as a relationship between buyers and sellers with supply and demand following perfect curves that come from perfect knowledgeOf course as he points out this is nonsense Markets don t exist in a steady state there are too many factors that cause change Ormerod cites work done that shows even if the steady state were to occur any kind of shock to it could take as long as a hundred years before it would stabilise againThe classical view that comes all the way from Adam Smith assumes perfect knowledge actors in the system need to know what every other actor is doing This doesn t happen the textbook view that makes assumptions around marginal costs is bogus a lot of the time businesses don t know what they are a lot of the time they don t know what their competitors are doing and as you can t see into the future even if they did it probably wouldn t help because you still don t know what your customers may want that you don t do Most businesses of any size or complexity tend to work using rules of thumb and the MBA spreadsheets don t help because they assume perfect information Also your customers might just not like what you have to offer this seasonHe looks at work done on evolution In particular work done by Raup shows that there is a power series relationship between the freuency of extinction events and their size Other people have discovered that you can draw almost exactly the same curve if you look at business failures This has some interesting conseuences if you play with these models and look at an arbitrary measure of fitness in the Darwinian sense then a degree of cooperation is actually good for the long term viability of the system as a whole Ultra competition forces prices down and isn t good in the long run neither is cost cuttingThe problem of perfect information is also addressed by looking at simple games such as the Prisoner s dilemma played over many iterations and looking at what strategies win over the long term As well as an arbitrary game involving where on a line you might place your ice cream stand to get the most customers As soon as you have than two players and than one time of entry into an existing market it becomes almost impossible to do than work out what the graph of possible solutions to the problem is and understand the shape of it If you are one of the players it s hard to work out what to doInterestingly we have two extinction models one is external shocks the asteroid of dyno extinction fame another is that a niche closes because of some other factor in the competition and a species dies out Species are competing and cooperating predators stop prey eating all of the available food and destroying the environment which means both species survive so there could be a cascade from what looks like a relatively small cause In fact both happen there is no eitheror But modelling this predicting the future becomes impossible All you can do is look at the shape and work out how to cope with what may happenOrmerod concludes by giving an overview of the work of Schumpter and Hayek that is often ignored The visions of the world articulated by orthodox economists and by Hayek are fundamentally different Conventional theory describes a highly structured mechanical system Both the economy and society are in essence gigantic machines whose behaviour can be controlled and predicted Hayek s view is much rooted in biology Individual behaviour is not fixed like a screw or cog in a machine is but evolves in response to the behaviour of others Control and prediction of the system as a whole is simply not possibleOrmerod uotes several examples of systems coming up with robust solutions to problems even the origins of the mighty US dollar that weren t obvious until they were left alone to find solutions themselves A good example of this is the hub and spoke architecture of US domestic airlines that appeared after deregulation It serves customer needs but no one could have foreseen it at the timeThe central argument is that central planning doesn t work and solutions that are workable and human come from creating environments where the actors can work together on solutions that benefit them Essentially it is innovation evolution and competition which are the hallmarks of a successful system Schumpter coined the phrase gales of creative destruction He argued that innovation led to such gales that the caused old ideas technologies skills and euipment to become obsolete The uestion was not how capitalism administers existing structures but how it creates and destroys them Creative destruction he believed caused continuous progress and improved standards of living for everyoneThis has serious and interesting conseuences for policy makers the models show that forcing too much competition between actors hurts the overall fitness of the system and also protection does too So most of the time they must resist the urge to exhort and fiddle this comes right back to the work that Deming did all those years ago that no one remembers and everyone should read Four days with Doctor DemingBut if they resist the temptation to exhort and fiddle without enough information if they don t listen to lobbyists and make sure decisions are made locally by the people who know what s needed If they do all these things we don t need that many them and they don t need to do much to keep things steady I ve just started reading Antifragile which addresses the other side of this euation given that the world is very unpredictable isn t it better to create institutions and systems that aren t brittle from so much command and control mania and even benefit from small shocks and changes I will return to this subject again in my next review I think that I have accidentally stumbled on two books that complement each other Ormerod s work gives a mathematical scientific background that looks across many disciplines to say some very similar thingsSo read this book it will surprise you and leave you thinking about how we should do things so that failure is part of what happens but isn t a catastrophe Направи мъжа си милионер individuals companies and governments adapt The Dead Student in response to the actual behavior and reuirements of their customers and constituents Why Most Things Fail Burn (Elementally Evolved, is a fascinating and provocative study of a truth all too seldom acknowledged. 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La última victoria alemana en la segunda guerra mundial is much rooted The Dante Chamber (The Dante Club in biology Individual behaviour Het ijzige Land (De Grijze Jager, is not fixed like a screw or cog El collar del tigre. 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E world’s largest companies in 1912 but was liuidated in 1952 Ormerod debunks conventional economic theory–that the world economy ticks along in perfect euilibrium according to the best laid plans of business and government–and delves into the reasons for the failure of brands entire companies and public policies Inspired by recent advances in evolutionary theory and biology Ormerod illuminates the ways in which comp. I enjoyed this book largely because it is anathema to FreakanomicsFreakanomics was a very popular book with a very dumb title that applied economic theory to parts of life that we generally don t associate with economics The idea was that economic theory can teach us about everythingThis book by contrast submits that economic theory is incapable of telling us much about anything at all even the things we expect it to such as how prices are set and why businesses failWe need to critically re evaluate the way we understand markets etc and in a discipline like economics which is in many ways dogmatic than any religious sect it is refreshing to see someone willing to offer a different perspective ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, in 1912 but was liuidated Doctor y campeón in 1952 Ormerod debunks conventional economic theory–that the world economy ticks along La corruptrice in perfect euilibrium according to the best laid plans of business and government–and delves Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves into the reasons for the failure of brands entire companies and public policies Inspired by recent advances The Purpose-Guided Universe in evolutionary theory and biology Ormerod The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion illuminates the ways The Academy in which comp. I enjoyed this book largely because Full Dark, No Stars it If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is anathema to FreakanomicsFreakanomics was a very popular book with a very dumb title that applied economic theory to parts of life that we generally don t associate with economics The 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida idea was that economic theory can teach us about everythingThis book by contrast submits that economic theory La ética de la crueldad is 3052 incapable of telling us much about anything at all even the things we expect Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories it to such as how prices are set and why businesses failWe need to critically re evaluate the way we understand markets etc and Mercator in a discipline like economics which Pasos perdidos en Granada is Suffering and no suffering in many ways dogmatic than any religious sect Can We Live 150 Years? it The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is refreshing to see someone willing to offer a different perspective

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About the Author: Paul Ormerod

Paul Ormerod was the head of the Economic Assessment Unit at The Economist and the director of economics at the Henley Centre for Forecasting in England He has taught economics at the universities of London and Manchester and was a founder of the consulting firm Volterra He lives in London



10 thoughts on “Why Most Things Fail Evolution Extinction and Economics

  1. says:

    Published ten years ago 2006 many of the sceptical views of Paul Ormerod about the rationalism claimed for twentieth century economics and the

  2. says:

    Clever stuff from one of the Great Recession predictors Think I'll reread it eventually

  3. says:

    In this book Omerod presents himself as a free market advocate and provides a well reasoned and expansive basis for his belief He readily acknowledges that economies will periodically fail including the free market variety He justifies his fa

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this book largely because it is anathema to FreakanomicsFreakanomics was a very popular book with a ve

  5. says:

    I read this book almost five years ago but I think the author's observations and thesis is relevant today In some sense this book and Fooled by Randomness are companion pieces However Omerod lacks the arrogance of Taleb In looking through the other reviews I can see when certain readers are taken aback by the thought that randomness and chance play such centrals roles in processes where we historically projected the illusion of human con

  6. says:

    This book was published in 2005 which is unfortunate since some events since 2005 crash of 2008 the entire Obama 45 phenomenon Brexit and the emergence of total surveillance through our mobile phones are highly relevant to Ormerod's thesisTo be absolutely honest about how shallow my motivations were for approach

  7. says:

    I think this is an important book and I also think its message might be difficult for some people to reconcile their world view with Ormerod sets his stall out to show that economists have presumed that the econ

  8. says:

    I am not a student of economics so I must admit that I am uite confused for most of the time reading this book But I can s

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    I really liked the book and agree with the book on most frontsBut god does it feel like pile of mess where he j

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    Interesting demonstration of how most failuresextinctions are purely random; also a pretty interesting connection of evolution and economics D

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