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Trial, error and the God complex

Complex systems are better handled through trial and error, and yet many individuals are convinced to know solutions at the onset.

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Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems -- and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.