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The Resource Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work
Title
Decisive
Title remainder
how to make better choices in life and work
Statement of responsibility
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We are overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that does not. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings does not fix the problem, any more than knowing that we are nearsighted helps us to see. The real question is: How can we do better? In this book, the authors, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. It takes readers on a journey from a rock star's ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO's disastrous acquisition to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions. Along the way, we learn the answers to critical questions like: How can we stop the cycle of agonizing over our decisions? How can we make group decisions without destructive politics? And how can we ensure that we don't overlook precious opportunities to change our course? Because the right decision, at the right moment, can make all the difference
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heath, Chip
Dewey number
153.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD30.23
LC item number
.H395 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heath, Dan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Decision making
Target audience
adult
Label
Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The four villains of decision-making -- Widen Your Options -- Avoid a narrow frame -- Multitrack -- Find someone who's solved your problem. -- Reality-Test Your Assumptions -- Consider the opposite -- Zoom in, zoom out -- Ooch. -- Attain Distance Before Deciding -- Overcome short-term emotion -- Honor your core priorities. -- Prepare to be Wrong -- Bookend the future -- Set a tripwire -- Trusting the process -- Clinic 1: Should a small company sue a bigger competitor? -- Clinic 2: Should a young professional move to the city? -- Clinic 3: Should we discount our software? -- Overcoming obstacles
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780307956392
Lccn
2012038225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn798613602
  • (Sirsi) o798613602
  • (OCoLC)798613602
Label
Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The four villains of decision-making -- Widen Your Options -- Avoid a narrow frame -- Multitrack -- Find someone who's solved your problem. -- Reality-Test Your Assumptions -- Consider the opposite -- Zoom in, zoom out -- Ooch. -- Attain Distance Before Deciding -- Overcome short-term emotion -- Honor your core priorities. -- Prepare to be Wrong -- Bookend the future -- Set a tripwire -- Trusting the process -- Clinic 1: Should a small company sue a bigger competitor? -- Clinic 2: Should a young professional move to the city? -- Clinic 3: Should we discount our software? -- Overcoming obstacles
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780307956392
Lccn
2012038225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn798613602
  • (Sirsi) o798613602
  • (OCoLC)798613602

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