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How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms.
The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield―both had important careers in the Israeli military―and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn’t remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter.
This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind.
Based on original research into some of the world’s best organisations, How to Lead cuts right through all the myths and mysteries to get straight to the heart of what it really takes to motivate, inspire and deliver results.
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The 30 Day MBA covers the essential elements and core disciplines in a top MBA program. The subjects covered include accounting, business history, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility, finance, marketing, operations, organizational behavior, personal development, quantitative and qualitative research and strategy. It includes thorough explanation and examples of the "break even analysis," used by MBAs for making cost, volume, pricing and profit decisions, as well as analysis of the emergence of brands in developing countries.
This third edition contains a wealth of additions and enhancements including a table that illustrates which of the world's top business schools have been researched and drawn on for content; a Business Concepts Index that allows readers to quickly find the business tool or technique relevant to the area of business they are interested in exploring; coverage of four key optional modules that every MBA student should take; insights on the top 10 business gurus that every MBA student must know about such as Peter Drucker, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Tom Peters. It also incorporates external reading and resources, online library and information sources, case studies and links to online self-assessment tests.
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