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Farsighted : How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most - Large Print by Steven Johnson (Paperback)

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From the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a groundbreaking book about making once-in-a-lifetime decisions.Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war.Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually learned a lot about making long-term decisions over the past few decades. Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved.There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively, and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history.
Edition: Large Print
Number of Pages: 435
Genre: Business + Money Management, Self Improvement, Psychology
Series Title: Random House Large Print
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Steven Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2018
TCIN: 53668863
UPC: 9780525631958
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9919

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