This book brings together 50 powerful "truths" about making better decisions: real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every decision-maker, in business and in life. You'll discover how to systematically prepare to make better decisions...how to get the right information, without getting buried in useless data...how to minimize your risks, and then act decisively...how to handle your emotions...make better group decisions...survive mistakes...and a whole lot more. This isn't "someone's opinion": it's a definitive, evidence-based guide to effective decision-making -- a set of bedrock principles you can rely on no matter what kind of decisions you make!About the Author:
Robert E. Gunther is coauthor or collaborator on more than 20 books. Among many projects, he served as collaborating writer on Wharton on Making Decisions and coauthored The Wealthy 100, a ranking of the wealthiest Americans since the start of the country. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He has appeared on CNBC's Power Lunch, NPR's Morning Edition, and numerous local and national radio and television programs. His projects also have been featured in The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and Fortune. His columns or articles have been published in Harvard Business Review, American Heritage, Investor's Business Daily, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. As founder of Gunther Communications, he has collaborated with leading business professors on books and articles, and engaged in communications work for Fortune 500 companies, universities, and major non-profits. After graduating from Princeton University, he worked as a reporter and editor for The Press of Atlantic City. He later joined the Wharton School where he served as director of development communications and director of publications in executive education. He and his wife have three children and live outside Philadelphia.
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Descripción FT Press, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface ix Introduction x Part I The Truth About Preparing for Decisions Truth 1 Before a major decision, get some Zs 1 Truth 2 Act from a state of clarity 3 Truth 3 If you cant get distance, get perspective 7 Truth 4 Keep it real 11 Truth5 Use a systematic process 15 Truth 6 Know your decision-making style 19 Part II The Truth About Why Bad Decisions Are Good Truth 7 To make better decisions, make more mistakes 23 Truth 8 Be prepared to profit from your mistakes 27 Truth 9 Learn from your close calls 29 Truth 10 Learn from the decisions of others 33 Truth 11 Dont judge your decisions based on their outcome 35 Truth 12 Leave yourself room to get back from the pole 39 Part III The Truth About the Limits of Your Mind Truth 13 Understand common decision traps 43 Truth 14 Giving up something? Get over it! 47 Truth 15 Its possible to miss an entire gorilla 51 Truth 16 You may see only what youre looking for 53 Truth 17 Youre not as clever as you think you are 57 Truth 18 Your view of the world depends on what planet youre from 61 Truth 19 Beware of seeing patterns that arent there 65 Truth 20 Different is not always better 69 Part IV The Truth About Complex Decisions Truth 21 Boil knowledge down to its essenceand then act on it 71 Truth 22 Decisions are not snapshots but movies 75 Truth 23 No decision is an island 79 Truth 24 Build the city around your decision 83 Part V The Truth About Data Truth 25 Listen for the dog that doesnt bark 85 Truth 26 Sorry, Joe Friday. The facts are never just the facts. 89 Truth 27 Recognize the power of intuition 91 Part VI The Truth About Acting Decisively Truth 28 The wrong decision is better than none at all 95 Truth 29 Get 80 percent (or less) of what you need, and then act on it 99 Truth 30 Every decision carries risk. Get used to it. 103 Truth 31 Not making a decision is a decision 107 Part VII The Truth About Decisions in Groups Truth 32 Two heads can be worse than one 111 Truth 33 Use constructive conflict 115 Truth 34 Surround yourself with people smarter than yourself 119 Truth 35 Make decision roles clear 123 Truth 36 Break free from the prisoners dilemma 127 Part VIII The Truth About Emotions Truth 37 A little adrenaline can be a good thing 131 Truth 38 Understand the impact of emotions 135 Truth 39 Beware of the attractive new shortcut 139 Part IX The Truth About Ethical Decision Making Truth 40 Dont do anything you wouldnt want seen on YouTube 143 Truth 41 There are no quiet corners safe from scrutiny 145 Truth 42 To know where youre going, know where you stand 149 Truth 43 Dont let power or ego sway you from your course 153 Part X The Truth About Big Decisions Truth 44 Lower the costs of failure 157 Truth 45 Break down big decisions into smaller ones 161 Truth 46 Dont forget the screwdrivers 165 Part XI The Truth About Moving On Truth 47 Keep your eye on the long term 169 Truth 48 Belief in your decision can make it come true 173 Truth 49 Keep a sense of humor 177 Truth 50 Dont look back 181 Additional Resources 183 References 184 About the Author 188. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0132354632
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