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Mission Improbable, now in paperback from the University of Chicago Press, is about how managers create the impression that they can do impossible things.

Review in Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, by Karl E. Weick, Rensis Likert College Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology at Michigan University, University of Michigan

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Review in Administrative Science Quarterly, by Mauro F. Guillén of the Wharton Business School.

"An incursion into new territory written with insight and flair, Clarke's book achieves a revolution in understanding plans as an organizational activity-how they come about, why they go awry, and the often-disastrous disconnect between plans and an organization's ability to carry them out. A book that will fascinate general readers, administrators, organization theorists, and disaster buffs, Mission Improbable stands as a valuable companion volume to Pressman and Wildavsky's Implementation."--Diane Vaughan, author of The Challenger Launch Decision

International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin