Acknowledgments

I keep writing books about human error, even though I don’t believe that “human error” actually exists—other than as a convenient but misleading explanatory construct; as an intervention in history that helps us structure and make sense of the past. Initially, such a construct may make our own life easier. But it quickly troubles our ability to really understand sources of safety and risk in our own organizations and elsewhere. This is not just my insight, as I am but a student of a set of people and ideas far greater than myself. Without them, neither this Field Guide nor any of my other writings would even exist or be worth reading. The ideas of DavidWoods, Erik Hollnagel, Nancy Leveson, John Flach, Richard Cook and Jens Rasmussen ...

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