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Smart choices: a practical guide to making better life decisions

Author: Hammond, John S. ; Keeney, Ralph L. ; Raiffa, HowardPublisher: Broadway Books 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 242 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0767908864Type of document: Book
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Smart Choices Smart Choices Contents Introduction to the Paperback Edition Preface vii xi Making Smart Choices How to think about your whole decision problem: a proactive approach Problem How to define your decision problem to solve the right problem Objectives How to clarifywhat you're really trying to achieve with your decision Alternatives How to make smarter choices by creating better alternatives to choose from Consequences How to describe how well each alternative meets your objectives Tradeoffs How to make tough compromises when you can't achieve all your objectives at once Uncertainty How to think about and act on uncertainties affecting your decision Risk Tolerance How to account for your appetite for risk Linked Decisions How to plan ahead by effectively coordinating current and future decisions Psychological Traps How to avoid some of the tricks your mind can play on you when you're deciding 185 The Wise Decision Maker How to make smart choices a way of life A Roadmap to Smart Choices About the Authors

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