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Farsighted : how we make the decisions that matter the most / Steven Johnson.

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Author Steven Johnson uncovers powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. Through compelling stories that reveal surprising insights, Johnson explains how we can most effectively approach the choices that can chart the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. Farsighted will help you imagine your possible futures and appreciate the subtle intelligence of the choices that shaped our broader social history. -- Adapted from book jacket.
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 153.83 JOHNS 2018 (Text) 23892000946148 Main Collection Book None 09/13/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594488214
  • ISBN: 1594488215
  • ISBN: 9780525536246
  • ISBN: 0525536248
  • Physical Description: 244 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Moral algebra -- Mapping -- Predicting -- Deciding -- The global choice -- The personal choice -- Epilogue: We might as well get good at it.
Summary, etc.:
Author Steven Johnson uncovers powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. Through compelling stories that reveal surprising insights, Johnson explains how we can most effectively approach the choices that can chart the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. Farsighted will help you imagine your possible futures and appreciate the subtle intelligence of the choices that shaped our broader social history. -- Adapted from book jacket.
"The hardest choices are also the most consequential. So why do we know so little about how to get them right? Big, life-altering decisions matter so much more than the decisions we make every day, and they're also the most difficult: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war. There's no one-size-fits-all approach for addressing these kinds of conundrums. Steven Johnson's classic Where Good Ideas Come From inspired creative people all over the world with new ways of thinking about innovation. In Farsighted, he uncovers powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. While you can't model a once-in-a-lifetime choice, you can model the deliberative tactics of expert decision-makers. These experts aren't just the master strategists running major companies or negotiating high-level diplomacy. They're the novelists who draw out the complexity of their characters' inner lives, the city officials who secure long-term water supplies, and the scientists who reckon with future challenges most of us haven't even imagined. The smartest decision-makers don't go with their guts. Their success relies on having a future-oriented approach and the ability to consider all their options in a creative, productive way. Through compelling stories that reveal surprising insights, Johnson explains how we can most effectively approach the choices that can chart the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. Farsighted will help you imagine your possible futures and appreciate the subtle intelligence of the choices that shaped our broader social history."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Decision making.
Decision making.

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