Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions

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Broadway Books, 1999 - Business & Economics - 242 pages
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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 learnhowto make decisions, they will learn how to make thesmartestdecisions. For anyone caught at a confusing crossroad–whether you’re choosing between mutual funds or deciding where to retire–theSmart Choicesprogram will improve your decision-making abilities immediately, and make your life more rewarding and fulfilling.

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Review: Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

User Review  - Helen Lu - Goodreads

I found this book at the right time. It is helpful for me in my decision making process. Read full review

Review: Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

An excellent book which guides through an algorithm that would allow one to make 'smarter' decisions. A wealth of devices and techniques to borrow from to improve you decision making routines and ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

John Hammond, Ph.D., is a renowned management consultant and a former professor at both Harvard and MIT. Also the coauthor of Strategic Market Planning, he lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Ralph Keeney, Ph.D., is the author of Value-Focused Thinking and runs a consulting practice in San Francisco, where he lives. He is also a professor at the University of Southern California. Howard Raiffa, Ph.D., now professor emeritus , has taught the art and science of decision making and negotiations in the Schools of Business, Public Policy, Law, and Medicine at Harvard University for almost five decades. He is widely recognized as one of the founders of the field of decision sciences. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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