Tim Harford:
Trial, error and the God complex

TEDGlobal 2011 · 18:07 · Filmed Jul 2011

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Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems — and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.

Economist, journalist and broadcaster
Tim Harford's writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences. Full bio



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