By Victor Lombardi
Simply as pilots and medical professionals enhance through learning crash reviews and postmortems, event designers can enhance by means of studying how patron adventure disasters reason items to fail available to buy. instead of proselytizing a selected method of layout, Why We Fail holistically explores what groups really outfitted, why the goods failed, and the way we will research from the prior to prevent failure ourselves.
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