Steve Casner is a research psychologist at NASA who studies the accident-prone mind for a living and has spent the past twenty years helping to cut the airline accident rate to a fraction of what it was. His research has been covered in New Yorker and he has written on science for Slate and Salon. He also flies jets and helicopters, rides motorcycles and skateboards, and has surprisingly few scratches on him. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Casner convincingly argues that we all need to make a habit of being more careful. A scientist and a natural storyteller, he takes the studies, data, and safety advice we usually tune out and turns it into gripping, page-turning material. This is a how-to-guide for a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions. -- Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit Steve Casner is an authority on human behaviour, especially in the interaction with the ever-increasing automated systems of the modern world. He works at NASA where he is an expert in aviation safety, but he has extended his range of expertise far beyond that of airplanes...An excellent writer. Don Norman, author of The Design of Everyday Things We can all relate to Steve's blooper reel of everyday ways we hurt ourselves. Careful provides enough science and data to blow you away, but the real-life stories will have you laughing. This helpful book just might save your life. -- Deborah Hersman, president of the U.S. National Safety Council and former chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board