Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

Where should I live?
Is it time to switch careers?
What is the best course of action for me?

Decisions shape our experiences, from choosing which job offer to accept, to buying the right car, to selecting a good accountant. How do we know which choice is the smart one? How can we be consistent and confident in our decisions? In this book from the three leading authorities on decision-making, readers learn how to approach all types of decisions with a simple set of skills developed by professors from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Southern California.

Combining solid research with common sense and practical experience, this user-friendly guide shows readers how to assess deep-seated objectives, create a comprehensive set of alternatives, determine likely consequences, make tradeoffs, and grapple with uncertainty. Not only will readers learn how to make decisions, they will learn how to make the smartest decisions. For anyone caught at a confusing crossroad–whether you’re choosing between mutual funds or deciding where to retire–the Smart Choices program will improve your decision-making abilities immediately, and make your life more rewarding and fulfilling.

Title:Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions
ISBN:9780767908863
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    Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions Reviews

  • Nicholas

    eithera.) cut out all the crap canned examples, stop saying the same thing over and over again, and republish this as a pamphlet, orb.) amp up the math and the science, and get some real case studies ...

  • Leona

    I thought the model was sound and there were some good examples of application. However, there were instances where it got overly repetitive and some of the theories could have been better outlined an...

  • Tuti

    loved it! great for understanding the steps of decisional processes and decisional strategies. it was very helpful for the clarification of a complex decision.concise, effective, smart & fun to read. ...

  • Parcoast

    The concepts were still not groundbreaking, but the various methods they proposed for making tradeoff decisions demonstrated a concrete way to deal with discrete factors in a decision. A lot of it sti...

  • Lori Grant

    A must-read book on decision making and problem solving, which are two critical competencies in business life....

  • Pamela

    Although I only read part of this book, I found it very helpful when I was faced with some important life changing decisions. I wasn't sure which direction to go and this book helped me to approach th...

  • Pablitomix  Online

    This book is most interesting in the world...

  • Ali

    This book is like a textbook, slightly hard to understand, one day i might come back to read these, to ensure i get grasp of everything!...

  • Mridul

    Read this book on kindle..some books are just not to be read on kindle..you can't do justice on that platform. Another reason, a book like this needs to be more interactive..it discusses all the right...

  • Siva

    Well, some might argue that the techniques provided in this book are basics and nothing phenomenal. But I disagree with them, since in most of the decision making process the techniques provided here ...