Are We Learning from Accidents?: A quandary, a question and a way forward

Are We Learning from Accidents?: A quandary, a question and a way forward

by Nippin Anand
Are We Learning from Accidents?: A quandary, a question and a way forward

Are We Learning from Accidents?: A quandary, a question and a way forward

by Nippin Anand

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Book review

 

'This brilliant book combines deeply personal insights and scholarly work, brought to bear on the important case of the Costa Concordia ship disaster. It's full of riveting stories about shipping, punctuated by cool-headed analyses of mistakes and learning in general. Nippin's labour of love will make everyone who reads the work a better, more interesting person.'

 

Lee Clarke, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

Author of Mission Improbable

  

About the book

 

Are we learning from accidents? Dr Nippin Anand's research into the Costa Concordia disaster and his interviews with Captain Schettino suggest not.

 

The answer to the problem of learning lies not so much in designing fail-safe technologies and user-friendly systems as in questioning our fears, myths, beliefs, rituals, worldviews and imagination about risk and safety.

 

When we recognise the mythical and non-rational nature of risk and safety beliefs, our focus will shift from counting and controlling hazards towards pathways that make us humble, curious, doubtful and conscious about the human 'being'. When we begin to accept that humans are fallible, we search for better ways to humanise the risks and relate to people.

 

Through a lived journey of dissonance, disturbance, learning and change, this book offers an alternative pathway to wisdom in risk intelligence, and a method to tackle risks in an uncertain world.

 

About the author

 

Dr Nippin Anand specialises in the relevance of culture, belief, myth, and metaphors (language) in the areas of risk, safety and organisational learning.

 

Nippin is a licensed master mariner (ship captain). He holds a PhD in social sciences and anthropology, a master's degree in economics and social psychology. Nippin studies mythology, religion, anthropology, spirituality, neurosciences, depth psychology, linguistics, and semiotics (study of signs and symbols) to broaden his understanding of human 'being'.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781738560318
Publisher: Novellus
Publication date: 04/24/2024
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 405,643
File size: 49 MB
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About the Author

Dr Nippin Anand specialises in the relevance of culture, belief, myth, and metaphors (language) in the areas of risk, safety and organisational learning.Nippin is the Founder and CEO of a UK-based company Novellus. He and his colleagues use a range of visual (semiotic) methods and tools to help organisations improve their decision making and cultural intelligence.

Table of Contents

Contents


Preface

Acknowledgements

The book cover

How to read this book

Foreword 1

Foreword 2

Introduction: Failure was Never an Option

1: A Transdisciplinary Approach

2: The Ritual of Accident Investigations

3: The Narrative of Accident Investigations

4: Learning Comes from Relationships

5: The Role of the Embodied Mind in Learning

6: Doubt is Essential for Learning

7: Mocking is not Learning

8: The Role of Emotions and Feelings in Learning

9: Learning is Surfacing the Unconscious

10: Learning is Embracing Fallibility

11: The Accident

12: It's a Normal Practice

13: Why Don't They Speak Up?

14: Keep Calm and Follow the Plan

15: The 'No-Blame' Culture Myth

16: A Practical Method of Learning from Accidents

Reflections and realisations

Appendix: Nozomi Accident Report

Bibliography

About the Author

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