Max Wideman first wrote about the Leaning Tower of Pisa back in December 1999 in a tongue-in-cheek "Max's Musings" entitled Risk: Failure or Opportunity? In it he used the example to show how an apparently dismal project failure can turn out to be a resoundingly successful opportunity. Now, Kimberly Gerson has kindly done some serious research on the "Pisa Project" and presents it here for your enlightenment.
Published here April 2003.

Introduction | The Vision | Where Angels Fear to Tread 
Indecision Leads to Inaction | Lessons Not Learned | Not On My Watch 
Where So Many Others Have Failed | References

References

Covington, Richard. The Leaning Tower of Pisa Straightens Up; Smithsonian, June 2001 pp 41-47.

Article Summary: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian/issues01/jun01/pisa.html

Imperial College Engineer, Journal of the City and Guilds College Association, Imperial College, UK various articles and reports: http://www.cgca.org.uk/magazine/

La Torre di Pisa — Official Website
http://torre.duomo.pisa.it/index_eng.html

Leaning Tower of Pisa — Unofficial Website — Tower Basics
http://www.endex.com/gf/buildings/ltpisa/ltpinfo.htm

Where So Many Others Have Failed  Where So Many Others Have Failed

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