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THE SECRETS OF PERFECT DECISION-MAKING
Have you ever... Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it?
Overpaid in an Ebay auction? Continued doing something you knew was bad for you?
Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse?
These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices - whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation; trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life, and how best to get it.
Already an international bestseller, THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. It reveals, in 100 short chapters, the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making - at work, at home, every day.
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Meets the title and sub-title objective
Gave me good insights into how I think and make decisions and will help me in my personal and business life. In the first half each chapter introduces a topic that builds on earlier topics using logic, examples and anecdotes however it loses it's way some way into the second half with frequent contradictions and is full of opinions that do not appear to be researched such as news does nothing useful and wastes our time. This overlooks that news is also a recreation and it raises awareness so without out it we would, not have stopped smoking in droves, still be driving cars without seat belts, and not be aware of the cause of Type 2 diabetes or taking corrective action. That is apparent by the large selection of fruit and vegetables in our supermarkets due to this awareness that supermarkets have responded to. I predict obesity and Type 2 diabetes will start to decline in time, as has heart disease due to similar public awareness. Describing risk and uncertainty is incorrect based on accepted definitions. Another meaningless definition has been applied here. Lastly a very bleak picture is painted with no recognition of the success of modern society or that it is fundamentally improving, albeit very slowly. Another book the addresses this would be worth writing to really aid clear thinking.
Incredible. Simple and leads with examples. Thank you!
This has been a very useful read and I hope to make it a habit to revisit these errors when I am making important decisions.
Excellent book on the logic of reasoning and the often mistaken processes we use to arrive at conclusions.