Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World (Paperback)

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Become a more confident, independent, and successful decision maker--savvy to how your emotions, moods, and habits can trip you up.

In our fast-moving world, we're overloaded with differing opinions, conflicting data, and changing advice. But how thoroughly do we scrutinize those we listen to? Are we open to new ways of tackling problems or constrained by how we've made past decisions? How much do we challenge ourselves?

By combining stories from Hollywood to NASA with the latest in brain science, Noreena Hertz reveals the extent to which life-altering, business-affecting, policy-determining, and health-defining decisions are based on partial information, assumed wisdoms, corrupted data, and insufficient scrutiny. In this essential guide, she offers practical ways to make better, smarter choices and more accurate predictions--in your personal life and at work.

About the Author

Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, academic, and thinker. She has provided keynote addresses at TED and the World Economic Forum, sits on the board of Warner Music Group, and advises a range of major corporations. She is an honorary professor at the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty at University College London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062268624
ISBN-10: 0062268627
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English