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The hardest choices are also the most consequential. So why do we know so little about how to get them right? Big, life-altering decisions matter so much more than the decisions we make every day, and they're also the most difficult: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war. There's no one-size-fits-all approach for addressing these kinds of conundrums. Steven Johnson's classic Where Good Ideas Come From inspired creative people all over the world with new ways of thinking about innovation. In Farsighted, he uncovers powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. While you can't model a once-in-a-lifetime choice, you can model the deliberative tactics of expert decision-makers. These experts aren't just the master strategists running major companies or negotiating high-level diplomacy. They're the novelists who draw out the complexity of their characters' inner lives, the city officials who secure long-term water supplies, and the scientists who reckon with future challenges most of us haven't even imagined. The smartest decision-makers don't go with their guts. Their success relies on having a future-oriented approach and the ability to consider all their options in a creative, productive way. Through compelling stories that reveal surprising insights, Johnson explains how we can most effectively approach the choices that can chart the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. Farsighted will help you imagine your possible futures and appreciate the subtle intelligence of the choices that shaped our broader social history.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-09-04
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525534709

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The hardest choices are also the most consequential. So why do we know so little about how to get them right? Big, life-altering decisions matter so much more than the decisions we make every day, and they're also the most difficult: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war. There's no one-size-fits-all approach for addressing these kinds of conundrums. Steven Johnson's classic Where Good Ideas Come From inspired creative people all over the world with new ways of thinking about innovation. In Farsighted, he uncovers powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. While you can't model a once-in-a-lifetime choice, you can model the deliberative tactics of expert decision-makers. These experts aren't just the master strategists running major companies or negotiating high-level diplomacy. They're the novelists who draw out the complexity of their characters' inner lives, the city officials who secure long-term water supplies, and the scientists who reckon with future challenges most of us haven't even imagined. The smartest decision-makers don't go with their guts. Their success relies on having a future-oriented approach and the ability to consider all their options in a creative, productive way. Through compelling stories that reveal surprising insights, Johnson explains how we can most effectively approach the choices that can chart the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. Farsighted will help you imagine your possible futures and appreciate the subtle intelligence of the choices that shaped our broader social history.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-09-04
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525534709

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Genre: Psychic ability
Author: Emlyn Chand
Publisher: Emlyn Chand
Release: 2011-10
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780983930808

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Although his nearsightedness causes difficulties, Finzel the Far-Sighted is blessed with the ability to see into the future.

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Genre: Fortune telling
Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release: 1983
File: 46 Pages
ISBN-13: 0525440577

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2Dutgfx Steven Johnson explores the art and science of making long-term decisions, whether in business, military, in your personal life, or on a global scale. Start making better decisions for your life today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookChapter-by-chapter summariesKey Takeaways from each chapterBasic tenets of decision theoryTechniques to help improve your long-term decision makingPersonal and historical anecdotes supporting his theoryEditorial reviewBackground on Steven Johnson About the Original Book: In Farsighted, Steven Johnson takes a detailed look at the history of decision making and decision theory. He provides easily actionable tips for improving decision-making in your own life. Johnson's book is rich with personal and historical examples to illustrate both effective decision processes and highlight some of the follies we commonly make. Not meant as a textbook on the current state of decision theory, Farsighted is instead an introspective look at how we've made it to this far--and what may lie ahead for humanity. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Farsighted.ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2Dutgfx to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Broad and diverse ranges of activities are conducted within and by organized groups of individuals, including political, economic and social activities. These activities have become a subject of intense interest in economics and game theory. Some of the topics investigated in this collection are models of networks of power and privilege, trade networks, co-authorship networks, buyer–seller networks with differentiated products, and networks of medical innovation and the adaptation of new information. Other topics are social norms on punctuality, clubs and the provision of club goods and public goods, research and development and collusive alliances among corporations, and international alliances and trading agreements. While relatively recent, the literature on game theoretic studies of group formation in economics is already vast. This volume provides an introduction to this important literature on game-theoretic treatments of situations with networks, clubs, and coalitions, including some applications.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Gabrielle Demange
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2005-01-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1139444417

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Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is applied to economic development, especially in fragile nations, the results—corruption, waste, and faulty planning—are often disastrous. In Bringing in the Future, William Ascher draws on the latest research from psychology, economics, institutional design, and legal theory to suggest strategies to overcome powerful obstacles to long-term planning in developing countries. Drawing on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Ascher applies strategies such as the creation and scheduling of tangible and intangible rewards, cognitive exercises to increase the understanding of longer-term consequences, self-restraint mechanisms to protect long-term commitments and enhance credibility, and restructuring policy-making processes to permit greater influence of long-term considerations. Featuring theoretically informed research findings and sound policy examples, this volume will assist policy makers, activists, and scholars seeking to understand how the vagaries of human behavior affect international development.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: William Ascher
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2009-10-15
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226029184

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Genre: Labor
Author:
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Release: 1897
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105028062508

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A concise, easy-to-understand reference book, All about Your Eyes tells you what you need to know to care for your eyes and what to expect from your eye doctor. In this reliable guide, leading eye care experts: —explain how healthy eyes work —describe various eye diseases, including pink eye, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy —provide up-to-date information on eye surgery, including refractive, laser, and cosmetic For each eye problem, the authors describe in simple, straightforward language —what it is —the symptoms —what, if anything, you can do to prevent it —when to call the doctor —the treatment —the likelihood of recovery All about Your Eyes includes a glossary of technical terms and, following each entry, links to web sites where further information may be found.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Sharon Fekrat
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release: 2006-02-28
File: 199 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822336995

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Comprehensive guide to normal and abnormal eye conditions written for patients to understand.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Clyde K. Kitchen
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release: 2014-02
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781490825694

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