- Failure to anticipate
- Failure to perceive a present problem.
- Failure to try to solve a problem
- Failure to succeed at attempts to solve the problem
Saturday, November 29, 2008
In Chapter 14 of his book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond lists general reasons for failure of societies and their ultimate demise. These apply also to working with technical problems. If you don't succeed at problem solving you will ultimately be out of business. I'll just list them now as food for thought and ruminate on each of them later on.