The Truth About Making Complex Decisions

The Truth About Making Complex Decisions

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Making Smart Decisions (9780132354639) by Robert E. Gunther. Available in print and digital formats. How to boil knowledge down to its essence--and then act on it! Michael Pollan boils down his nutritional advice to this: a€œEat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.a€ Then, he recommends against eating anything our great-great-grandmother wouldna€™t have eaten. Pollan offers a simple heuristic that distills three decades of research on food and nutrition into actionable principles. In dealing with complex issues, a simple heuristic for decision making can keep you from being overwhelmed by data....The problem is that we are likely to stick with a bad decision because of a€œsunk costsa€ and other factors. I once owned a 2000 Saab 9-5 that I bought when it was about a year old, so we didna#39;t have a sense of its track record. (We later saw it turnanbsp;...

Title:The Truth About Making Complex Decisions
Author:Robert E. Gunther
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2010-08-12


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