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Sidetracked : why our decisions get derailed, and how we can stick to the plan

Author: Francesca Gino
Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, ©2013.
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A psychologist and business professor takes an in-depth look at decision-making, explaining the pitfalls people can avoid to stay on track with their decisions and reach their goals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Gino
ISBN: 9781422142691 1422142698
OCLC Number: 807028907
Description: viii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: what gets us off track? --
Forces from within --
Better than Mother Theresa: inaccurate views of ourselves --
The unreliable motorcycle racer: infectious emotions --
What the cracked pot couldn't see: an overly narrow focus --
Forces from our relationships --
How to draw an e on your forehead: lack of perspective taking --
The curse of the blue t-shirt: insidious social bonds --
The power of stickers: salient social comparisons --
Forces from the outside --
They're not as dumb as you think they are: irrelevant information --
Traveling to Europe on pudding: subtle changes in framing --
Cheaters in sunglasses : ambiance and opportunity --
Conclusion: sticking to the plan.
Responsibility: Francesca Gino.

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A psychologist and business professor takes an in-depth look at decision-making, explaining the pitfalls people can avoid to stay on track with their decisions and reach their goals.

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 Similar to Chip and Dan Heath's Made To Stick and Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point, this book will appeal to those looking to build their business platform."  Library Journal Thoroughly Read more...

 
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