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Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives / Tim Harford.

Harford, Tim, 1973- (author.).
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Coldwater Branch 153.35 HAR (Text) 35401425043618 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780698408906
  • ISBN: 069840890X
  • ISBN: 1594634793
  • ISBN: 9781594634796
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Creativity -- Collaboration -- Workplaces -- Improvisation -- Winning -- Incentives -- Automation -- Resilience -- Life.
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Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation.
Subject: Creative ability.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Orderliness > Psychological aspects.

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