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Where does Meltdown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I would put this book in the 85-90 percent zone. I enjoyed the book but I believe the narrator could have been a better fit. This narrator sounds more suited to a fiction book and this was a major issue in the beginning.
Pause to research. There were a number of times I had to pause the narrative so I could do more research online, and there were a number of those searches that were made more difficult because I didn’t know how to spell the name of the person, place or company. This is where a print book would have been better.
My take from this book is that we often look for solutions which complicate the system we are working on. Yet looking to prevent meltdowns means looking to reduce system complexities.
I can see meltdowns in our tax law, healthcare law (tax law), insurance and local government operations. Sometimes it is so difficult to get an answer about why our government/citizen system must operate in the current fashion and the answer is really “I don’t know.”
All businesses need this book. I’m sending a link to my bankers about the warnings the bank sends which don’t need any action. They cry wolf everyday and this book has many examples of why constant alerts don’t work.
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An important book. Ours is it time when system failure can lead to a disaster capable of destroying the planet. We need to understand how things can go so badly wrong in order to have a better chance of avoiding calamities. That said, many of the examples are of the absolutely every day variety, including how do avoid a Thanksgiving feast going off the rails. A great read and an excellent narrator.