Smart Choices

Smart Choices

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Hammond, John S. | Keeney, Ralph L. | Raiffa, Howard Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 1999 Audio summary available
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Decision making is rarely taught or honed as a skill, yet it is a vital component of success. People's most important decisions often require making difficult tradeoffs among a set of options. Rather than systematically assessing what the best choice is, people resort to common and ineffective strategies, such as defaulting to the status quo, letting others or time decide for them, or procrastinating (which limits their options). In Smart Choices, decision-making experts John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa lay out a systematic method of reaching optimal decisions regardless of dilemmas. They demonstrate how learning and practicing decision making can accelerate people's progress toward their goals and give them control over their lives.