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


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

Article Summary:

Imperial College Engineer, Journal of the City and Guilds College Association, Imperial College, UK various articles and reports:

La Torre di Pisa — Official Website

Leaning Tower of Pisa — Unofficial Website — Tower Basics

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

Home | Issacons | PM Glossary | Papers & Books | Max's Musings
Guest Articles | Contact Info | Search My Site | Site Map | Top of Page