The Art of Decision Making
By (author) Helga Drummond
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Art of Decision Making by Helga Drummond
Book DescriptionScience reassures, art disturbs (Proverb) This intriguing exploration of underlying forces in decision making takes as its starting point a wealth of high profile decision disasters. In brilliantly readable analyses, Helga Drummond shows how better awareness of the inherent uncertainties of the decision making process could have made the outcomes very different. Examples showcased include: The Hatfield rail crash The Kursk submarine disaster The Challenger disaster The year 2000 fuel crisis The WWII Dardanelles expedition The Barings Bank collapse The Taurus Stock Exchange Project The Hillsborough tragedy The Kinga s Cross underground fire The Millennium Dome This entertaining yet instructive book offers new insight into the realities of decision making, and shows how you can confront them to improve your prospects of success.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471497189
(237mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helga Drummond
Guide to Decision-Making, Paperback (July 2012)
We make decisions, and these decisions make us and our organisations. And in theory, decision-making should be easy: a problem is identified, the decision-makers generate solutions, and choose the optimal one - and powerful tools are available to facilitate the task. This guide to decision making aims to improve decision-making in organisations.
Escalation in Decision-Making, Hardback (April 2011)
When a venture seems to be faltering, do you persist and hope that things will get better or do you cut your losses? This may be one of the most important decisions business or project owners may ever have to make. This title introduces the concept of entrapment, a variation whereby decision-makers passively drift towards insolvency.
How to be a Successful Entrepreneur, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Helga Drummond
Explains how to improve the odds and make your own luck. This title addresses crucial decisions such as: How do I recognise a good opportunity? When should I take a risk? When should I cut my losses? When is the best time to sell a thriving business? How do I know what's best for me?
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Author Biography - Helga Drummond
HELGA DRUMMOND is Professor of Decision Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has consulted for a multitude of businesses ranging from undertakers to IT managers -- a dversity reflected in The Art of Decision Making -- and is the author of seven previous books that have been translated worldwide.
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