What We Can Learn about Risk from NASA, Nukes, and Tech Start-Ups
About the Book
Risk and chaos are fundamental to the makeup of the world.
People’s lives are deeply grounded in and affected by them. In Chaos Chaser, author Addison Heard offers basic tools to help you navigate the chaotic world and even benefit from harnessing chaos’ creative power.
Heard, who has spent his life learning about and exploring the good and bad of risk, chaos, and creativity, presents a guide to understanding the fundamental theories, analytical techniques, and philosophies behind risk, chaos, and decision-making. He then offers a compilation of industry-specific examples, including exploring NASA by investigating the development of spaceflight as a mechanism for understanding innovation processes and catastrophic failures. He focuses on how innovation materialized and on the various high-profile tragedies that have shaped the industry.
Geared for both experts and non-experts who desire a practical background of risk and chaos and their roles in innovation and decision-making, Chaos Chaser gives an understanding of the fundamental impact of chaos on daily life and how you can use its power to create your own run-away successes.
About the Author
Addison Heard earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in risk and reliability from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from Darden’s School of Business at the University of Virginia in Strategy and Finance. Heard is currently the chief technology officer of the national nonprofit Child Care Aware of America. He has spent his life working, studying, and living risk, chaos, and innovation.