Colossal Control Failures: From Julius Caesar to 9/11 by Jack P. Gibbs

By Jack P. Gibbs

This attention-grabbing publication analyzes thirteen keep watch over disasters in human heritage, from Robespierre's advertising of the French Revolution, to Hoover's efforts to prevent the nice melancholy, to the intelligence mess ups of 11th of September. Assessing the motives of 10 extra old instances, the author's comparative research exhibits how every one management failure was once because of a diffusion of the diversity of regulate makes an attempt, their scope, and/or their range. A leader's or different actor's makes an attempt to expand the diversity of regulate objectives were most vital in inflicting nice human mess ups. The research is well timed in the course of an period while battle, international warming, and different vexing difficulties plague our society.

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