Cautionary Tales – DANGER: Rocks Forward! (Basic)

Torrey Canyon was one of many greatest and finest ships on this planet – however its captain and crew nonetheless needlessly steered it in direction of a lethal reef referred to as The Seven Stones. This course appeared like insanity. However the kind of considering that resulted in such a dangerous manœuvre is one thing we’re all susceptible to…

Now we have a treasure chest of Cautionary Tales to carry you in 2024, however first we have to take a brief relaxation. This week we’re taking you all the best way again to the beginning, with a traditional episode from our Cautionary Tales vault.

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Additional studying

Two authoritative books have been written about Torrey Canyon shortly after the occasions described within the podcast, and I’ve relied on each of them.

One is Oil and Water by Edward Cowan, and the opposite is The Black Tide by Richard Petrow. Each glorious, each lengthy out of print.

For a extra up to date dialogue of plan continuation bias I strongly suggest Meltdown by Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcik.

This e book additionally accommodates a great description of Marlys Christianson’s examine of plan continuation bias in emergency rooms, “Extra and fewer efficient updating” in Administrative Science Quarterly 2018.

The examine of landings at Hartsfield-Jackson airport is Chris A. West’s “The Barn Door Impact“.

The darkish story of Sir Cloudesley Shovell is advised in Dava Sobel’s massively pleasant e book Longitudethough I’m sceptical Sir Cloudesley truly survived lengthy sufficient for anybody to homicide him.

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