How Big Things Get Done

How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration

Hardback Published on: 16/02/2023
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times Book of the Year 2023 World expert Bent Flyvbjerg and bestselling author Dan Gardner reveal the secrets to successfully planning and delivering ambitious projects on any scale. Nothing is more inspiring than a big vision that becomes a triumphant new reality. Think of how Apple's iPod went from a project with a single employee to an enormously successful product launch in eleven months. But such successes are the exception. Consider how London's Crossrail project delivered five years late and billions over budget. More modest endeavours, whether launching a small business, organizing a conference, or just finishing a work project on time, also commonly fail. Why? Understanding what distinguishes the triumphs from the failures has been the life's work of Oxford professor Bent Flyvbjerg. In How Big Things Get Done, he identifies the errors that lead projects to fail, and the research-based principles that will make yours succeed.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035018932
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 508g
  • Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 32 mm

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How Big Things Get Done
A history of billion dollar blunders, and how to avoid them.
I ordered my copy of this book from Waterstones in Warrington, Cheshire. Here are my thoughts, devoid of any spoilers: This story of Professor Flyvbjerg'... READ MORE
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