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The secret life of decisions : how unconscious bias subverts your judgement

Author: Meena Thuraisingham
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing, 2013.
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The Secret Life of Decisions exposes the unchallenged myths and distortions that impact our reasoning ability, raising our awareness of the many traps we can fall into. The authors have drawn from  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meena Thuraisingham
ISBN: 9781409453284 1409453286
OCLC Number: 961673074
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages))
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Part I The Costs of Biased Judgements and Bad Decisions; Thinking about our thinking; The costs of biased thinking. Part II Defying the Myths, Revealing the `Secrets' and Choosing Wisely: Memories can deceive; Experience can trap; Optimism can cloud; Fear can do more harm; Ambition can blind; Attachment can lead astray; Values can mislead; Power can corrupt. Part III Developing Best Practice Decision Behaviour: Best practice decision behaviour; The future of decision making; Index.
Responsibility: by Meena Thuraisingham.


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`No executive gets all decisions right. The secret of business success is increasing the number of good decisions while accepting that some of your decisions will be wrong. The framework in this book Read more...

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