Tim Harford

Trial, error and the God complex

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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.

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Tim Harford · Economist, journalist and broadcaster

Tim Harford's writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.

Tim Harford's writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.