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Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions Paperback – 5 Mar 2002


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"In Smart Choices, John Hammond, Ralph Keeney, and Howard Raiffa tell us in plain language how to make optimal decisions in our everyday lives. They combine one hundred collective years of experience in an exceptional resource that takes the reader step-by-step through problem formulation and final decision." –Jerome P. Kassirer, editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine

"Throughout Smart Choices, Hammond, Keeney, and Raiffa provide valuable insight and guidance on the inevitable and ongoing negotiation with yourself when facing a difficult decision. By following their effective, systematic process, anyone can make important personal or business decisions with greater clarity, confidence, and efficiency." –Stephen J. Hemsley, former head of Strategy, Technology, and Operating Professional Service Lines, Arthur Andersen

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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.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business; Reprint edition (5 March 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767908864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767908863
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,10,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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