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46845171-Smart-Choic - title author publisher isbn10 | asin print isbn13 ebook isbn13 language subject publication date lcc ddc subject Smart

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title: Smart Choices : A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions author: Hammond, John S.; Keeney, Ralph L.; Raiffa, Howard publisher: Harvard Business School Press isbn10 | asin: 0875848575 print isbn13: 9780875848570 ebook isbn13: 9780585310756 language: English subject Decision-making. publication date: 1999 lcc: BF448.H35 1999eb ddc: 153.8/3 subject: Decision-making. cover Page iii Smart Choices A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions John S. Hammond Ralph L. Keeney Howard Raiffa page_iii 1 of 152
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Page iv Disclaimer: Some images in the original version of this book are not available for inclusion in the netLibrary eBook. Copyright © 1999 John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 03 02 01 00 12 11 10 9 8 7 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hammond, John S., 1937- Smart choices : a practical guide to making better decisions / John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0-87584-857-5 (alk. paper) 1. Decision-making. I. Kenney, Ralph L., 1994- . II. Raiffa, Howard, 1924- . III. Title. BF448.H35 1999 153.8'3dc21 98-8118 CIP Parts of Chapters 5 and 6 were previously published as "Even Swaps: A Rational Method for Making Trade-offs" in Harvard Business Review (MarchApril 1998). Parts of Chapter 10 were previously published as "The Hidden Traps in Decision Making" in Harvard Business Review (SeptemberOctober 1998). The paper used in this publication meets the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials Z39.49-1984. page_iv Page v Contents Preface vii 1 Making Smart Choices How to think about your whole decision problem: a proactive approach 1 2 Problem How to define your decision problem to solve the right problem 15 2 of 152
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3 Objectives How to clarify what you're really trying to achieve with your decision 31 4 Alternatives How to make smarter choices by creating better alternatives to choose from 47 5 Consequences How to describe how well each alternative meets your objectives 65 page_v Page vi 6 Tradeoffs How to make tough compromises when you can't achieve all your objectives at once 83 7 Uncertainty How to think about and act on uncertainties affecting your decision 109 8 Risk Tolerance How to account for your appetite for risk 135 9 Linked Decisions How to plan ahead by effectively coordinating current and future decisions 163 10 Psychological Traps How to avoid some of the tricks your mind can play on you when you're deciding 189 11 The Wise Decision Maker How to make smart choices a way of life 217 A Roadmap to Smart Choices 235 About the Authors 243 3 of 152
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page_vi Page vii Preface You're stuck. You're in a quandary. You face an important decision, and you're not sure what to do. You've come to the right book.
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