Trial, Error, and Success

10 Insights into Realistic Knowledge, Thinking, and Emotional Intelligence

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
238 Pages
Reviewed on 09/18/2021
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Author Biography

Sima Dimitrijev is a Professor at Griffith University in Australia. He is an educator, a microelectronic engineer, a researcher, an inventor, and the author of two textbooks. Sima has led many research and development projects, funded by industry, governments, and venture-capital investors. In addition to the textbooks on semiconductor devices, published by Oxford University Press, New York, and translated into Korean and Chinese, he has published 200 papers in more than 40 different peer-reviewed journals, many of them publishing seemingly disconnected areas of scholarship—from crystal growth to cognitive memory networks and intelligent systems. This unusual spread of scholarship across different areas of expertise matches the unique depth that “Trial, Error, and Success” seeks to convey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Trial, Error, and Success: 10 Insights into Realistic Knowledge, Thinking, and Emotional Intelligence is a work of non-fiction writing in the business sub-genre by Sima Dimitrijev and Maryann Karinch. As the title suggests, this book covers the authors’ extensive work on the idea of ‘slow thinking,’ in which we use a trial and error method to discover new knowledge and better solutions to our problems in the working world. This is in contrast to instantaneous assumptions that we have the right answer already, which can often lead to greater error, automation, and less innovation. Dimitrijev and Karinch present their philosophy using ten key insights to avoid the pitfalls that fast thinking can lead us to.

Author team Sima Dimitrijev and Maryann Karinch have hit the nail on the head by producing this highly accessible philosophy on the nature of thought and learning from our mistakes. It is often said of the greatest writers, artists, and scientists of the world that their brainwaves were born out of failures and setbacks, and when reading this excellent work of business-minded advice, it’s easy to see the truth in that. In terms of organization, the work is well formatted with logical knowledge building chapter by chapter and also arranged nicely to refer back to key sections if you want to study them in greater detail. I truly appreciate any work that asks experts and professionals to take their time, think things through and admit when they are wrong, and I would not hesitate to recommend Trial, Error, and Success to any reader seeking a slower but surer route to success and innovation.