Decide and Conquer Make Winning Decisions and Take Control of Your Life

ISBN-10: 0131425013
ISBN-13: 9780131425019
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 8/29/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

"Stephen P. Robbins identifies the major roadblocks that stand in the way of making high-quality decisions - and shows you exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover what you can't learn from experience ... when to settle for a "good enough" decision ... why your instincts can lead you astray ... the surprising ways your personality shapes your decision making ... how to avoid "hearing what you want to hear" ... and why you might be seeing patterns that aren't there."--BOOK JACKET.

Preface
Introduction
Decision Making Shapes Your Life
The Search for Rationality
Why It's Hard to Be Rational
How Do You Make Decisions?
What's Your Decision Style?
Are You a Risk Taker?
Who Controls Your Destiny?
Do You Procrastinate?
Are You Impulsive?
Can You Control Your Emotions?
Are You Overconfident?
Understanding Your Personality Profile
Common Biases and Errors That Most of Us Make (and How to Overcome Them)
How Can You Be So Darn Sure About That? Coping with Overconfidence.
Never Do Today That Which You Can Do Tomorrow: The Inertia Bias
I Want It, and I Want it NOW! The Immediate Gratification Bias
Where You End Up Depends on Where You Start: The Anchoring Effect
I'll See It When I Believe It: The Selective Perception Bias
I Hear What I Want to Hear: The Confirmation Bias
Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full? The Framing Bias
What Have You Done for Me Lately? The Availability Bias
Looks Can Be Deceiving: The Representation Bias
Seeing Patterns That Aren't There: Coping with Randomness
Gone Is Not Always Forgotten: Understanding Sunk Costs
Keep It Simple: The Limited Search Error
Losing Your Head in the Heat of Battle: The Emotional Involvement Error
Who You Gonna Blame? The Self-Serving Bias
I Knew It All The Time: The Hindsight Bias
Advice Your Mother Never Gave You
Clear Goals and Preferences Make Choosing a Lot Easier
Choosing Not to Decide Is Still a Decision
Decisions Are Not Made in Isolation
All Decisions Aren't Important
More Information Isn't Necessarily Better
Don't Rehash Past Decisions
Successful People Take Risks
It's OK to Make Mistakes, or No One Has an Undefeated Season
Experience Can Improve Decisions, buthellip
Where You're from Influences How You Decide
An Epilogue
Summary or Why Ignorance Isn't Bliss
End Notes

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