Torrey Canyon was one of many largest and greatest ships on the planet – however its captain and crew nonetheless needlessly steered it in the direction of a lethal reef referred to as The Seven Stones. This course appeared like insanity. However the kind of pondering that resulted in such a dangerous manœuvre is one thing we’re all susceptible to…
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Two authoritative books had been written about Torrey Canyon shortly after the occasions described within the podcast, and I’ve relied on each of them.
For a extra modern dialogue of plan continuation bias I strongly advocate Meltdown by Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcik.
This ebook additionally incorporates a superb description of Marlys Christianson’s research of plan continuation bias in emergency rooms, “Extra and fewer efficient updating” in Administrative Science Quarterly 2018.
The research of landings at Hartsfield-Jackson airport is Chris A. West’s “The Barn Door Impact“.
The darkish story of Sir Cloudesley Shovell is informed in Dava Sobel’s massively pleasant ebook Longitude, though I’m sceptical Sir Cloudesley truly survived lengthy sufficient for anybody to homicide him.