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Farsighted : how we make the decisions that matter the most / Steven Johnson.

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  • 6 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 153.83 (Text) 78321000028167 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 153.8 Joh (Text) 32604000205347 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 153.83 JOH (Text) 840191002536412 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 153.83 JOHN (Text) 39213000835490 Adult Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library 153.83 JOH (Text) 30477101225773 Adult: New Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 153.83 Johnson (Text) 31208912593292 new non-fiction Checked out 12/17/2018
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 153.83 JOH (Text) 31951004329857 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 01/03/2019
Whiting PL - Whiting 153.83 J637 (Text) 51735011902037 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 153.83 JOHNSON (Text) 33946003389066 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/17/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594488214
  • ISBN: 1594488215
  • ISBN: 9780525536246
  • ISBN: 0525536248
  • Physical Description: 244 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Moral algebra -- Mapping -- Predicting -- Deciding -- The global choice -- The personal choice -- Epilogue: We might as well get good at it.
Summary, etc.:
Author Steven Johnson uncovers powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. 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. -- Adapted from book jacket.
"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."--Jacket.
Subject: Decision making.
Decision making.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Decision-Making & Problem Solving.
EDUCATION > Decision-Making & Problem Solving.

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