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A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder : How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date January 8, 2008
Pages 327
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316013994
ISBN-10 0316013994
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Touting the benefits of disorder, chaos, and mess, a groundbreaking study explains how and why a little disorder actually makes systems more effective, citing examples from business, cooking, parenting, politics, and other fields to demonstrate that the right amount of disorder yields better solutions, uses resources more efficiently, and is more durable. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316114752
 
from Little Brown & Co (January 3, 2007)
9780316114752 | details & prices | 327 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.99
About: Explains how and why a little disorder actually makes systems more effective, citing examples from business, cooking, parenting, politics, and other fields to demonstrate that the right amount of disorder yields better solutions.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (January 8, 2008)
9780316013994 | details & prices | 327 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Touting the benefits of disorder, chaos, and mess, a groundbreaking study explains how and why a little disorder actually makes systems more effective, citing examples from business, cooking, parenting, politics, and other fields to demonstrate that the right amount of disorder yields better solutions, uses resources more efficiently, and is more durable.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781594836152
 
Abridged edition from Hachette Audio (January 3, 2007)
9781594836152 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $24.98
About: Explains how and why a little disorder actually makes systems more effective, citing examples from business, cooking, parenting, politics, and other fields to demonstrate that the right amount of disorder yields better solutions.

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