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Management decision making

See below for a selection of the latest books from Management decision making category. Presented with a red border are the Management decision making books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Management decision making books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Shikake

Shikake

Author: Naohiro (Osaka University) Matsumura Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2020

Following The Little Book of Hygge, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and other bestsellers, Shikake introduces the latest example of practical wisdom from abroad: shikakeology, a phenomenon sweeping Japan. Naohiro Matsumura-renowned as the founder of the study of shikake, the Japanese word for device -has devised a new approach to design as astonishingly simple in its logic as it is sophisticated in its psychology. For example: * a staircase painted like piano keys prompts people to exercise * a symbol of a shrine placed in a public square discourages vandalism Combining traditional Japanese aesthetics with the lessons of behavioural economics, Matsumura presents a tool kit for literally anyone who wants to create their own mindful designs-and reveals how shikakes can help us address big challenges, including even climate change. Mind-bending yet elegant, Shikake will inspire readers to appreciate-and transform-the analogue world around them.

The Hidden Habits of Genius

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Author: Craig Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

An unusually engaging book on the forces that fuel originality across fields. --Adam Grant Einstein. Beethoven. Picasso. Jobs. The word genius evokes these iconic figures, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn't pass a 4th grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. What does this say about our metrics for measuring success and achievement today? Why do we teach children to behave and play by the rules, when the transformative geniuses of Western culture have done just the opposite? And what is genius, really? Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular Genius Course, has devoted more than two decades to exploring these questions and probing the nature of this term, which is deeply embedded in our culture. In The Hidden Habits of Genius, he reveals what we can learn from the lives of those we have dubbed geniuses, past and present. Examining the lives of transformative individuals ranging from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk, Wright identifies more than a dozen drivers of genius-characteristics and patterns of behavior common to great minds throughout history. He argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic-it is far more complex-and that the famed eureka moment is a Hollywood fiction. Brilliant insights that change the world are never sudden, but rather, they are the result of unique modes of thinking and lengthy gestation. Most importantly, the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated, and Wright shows us how. This book won't make you a genius. But embracing the hidden habits of these transformative individuals will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, happier.

Better, Not Perfect

Better, Not Perfect

Author: Max H. Bazerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Negotiation and decision-making expert Max Bazerman explores how we can make more ethical choices by aspiring to be better, not perfect. Every day, you make hundreds of decisions. They're largely personal, but these choices have an ethical twinge as well; they value certain principles and ends over others. Bazerman argues that we can better balance both dimensions-and we needn't seek perfection to make a real difference for ourselves and the world. Better, Not Perfect provides a deeply researched, prescriptive roadmap for how to maximize our pleasure and minimize pain. Bazerman shares a framework to be smarter and more efficient, honest and aware-to attain your maximum sustainable goodness. In Part Two, he identifies four training grounds to practice these newfound skills for outsized impact: how you think about equality and your tribe(s); waste-from garbage to corporate excess; the way you spend time; and your approach to giving-whether your attention or your money. Ready to nudge yourself toward better, Part Three trains your eye on how to extend what you've learned and positively influence others. Melding philosophy and psychology as never before, this down-to-earth guide will help clarify your goals, assist you in doing more good with your limited time on the planet, and see greater satisfaction in the process.

Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts

Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts

Author: Vicente Gonzalez-Prida Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Business industries depend on advanced models and tools that provide an optimal and objective decision-making process, ultimately guaranteeing improved competitiveness, reducing risk, and eliminating uncertainty. Thanks in part to the digital era of the modern world, reducing these conditions has become much more manageable. Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts provides research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of effective decision making based not only on mathematical techniques, but also on those technological tools that are available nowadays in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as industrial informatics, knowledge management, and production planning, this book is ideally designed for decision makers, researchers, engineers, academicians, and students.

Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts

Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts

Author: Vicente Gonzalez-Prida Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Business industries depend on advanced models and tools that provide an optimal and objective decision-making process, ultimately guaranteeing improved competitiveness, reducing risk, and eliminating uncertainty. Thanks in part to the digital era of the modern world, reducing these conditions has become much more manageable. Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts provides research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of effective decision making based not only on mathematical techniques, but also on those technological tools that are available nowadays in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as industrial informatics, knowledge management, and production planning, this book is ideally designed for decision makers, researchers, engineers, academicians, and students.

Cybernetics and Systems

Cybernetics and Systems

Author: Sergio (Sapienza, Universita di Roma, Italy) Barile Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Society is now facing challenges for which the traditional management toolbox is increasingly inadequate. Well-grounded theoretical frameworks, such as systems thinking and cybernetics, offer general level interpretation schemes and models that are capable of supporting understanding of complex phenomena and are not impacted by the passage of time. This book serves the knowledge society to address the complexity of decision making and problem solving in the 21st century with contributions from systems and cybernetics. A multi-disciplinary approach has been adopted to support diversity and to develop inter- and trans-disciplinary knowledge within the shared thematic of problem solving and decision making in the 21st century. Its conceptual thread is cyber/systemic thinking, and its realisation is supported by a wide network of scientists on the basis of a highly participative agenda. The book provides a platform of knowledge sharing and conceptual frameworks developed with multi-disciplinary perspectives, which are useful to better understand the fast changing scenario and the complexity of problem solving in the present time.

CCEA A2 Unit 1 Business Studies Student Guide 3: Strategic decision making

CCEA A2 Unit 1 Business Studies Student Guide 3: Strategic decision making

Author: John McLaughlin, David McAree Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Reinforce your understanding of CCEA A2 Unit 1: Strategic decision making and improve your exam technique for the CCEA A2 Unit A assessment. Packed full of clear topic summaries, knowledge check questions and sample exam-style questions and answers with commentaries, this guide will help you aim for and achieve the highest grades. This Student Guide will help you to: - Identify key content for the exams with our concise coverage of topics - Avoid common pitfalls with clear definitions and exam tips throughout - Reinforce your learning with bullet-list summaries at the end of each section - Test your knowledge with rapid-fire knowledge check questions and answers - Find out what examiners are looking for with our Questions & Answers section

The Business Model Navigator

The Business Model Navigator

Author: Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Michaela Choudury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

A strong business model is the bedrock to business success. But all too often we fail to adapt, clinging to outdated business models that are no longer promising the results we need. This new edition builds on the well-known methodology of the first edition to allow you to innovate, test and implement new business models within your industry. Discover the idea of business model innovation, from structuring the process of innovation of a company's business model to encouraging outside-the-box thinking. With expert authors, The Business Model Navigator combines learning research with evidence of high practical impact, allowing you to master the transformation journey and lead your business to success.

Marketing Mess to Brand Success

Marketing Mess to Brand Success

Author: Scott J. Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

This Book Can Make You a Better Marketing ManagerIn this second book of Scott Miller's Mess to Success series, the FranklinCovey Executive VP reveals 30 career-challenging obstacles that you may encounter as a marketing manager and how he learned to transform them into team-enhancing opportunities. One man's mistake is another man's lesson. Don't let Scott Miller's success story fool you. He has made and learned from many mistakes in his career. Featuring thirty chapters with challenges like A Name is Not a Lead and Hire People Smarter Than You, Marketing Mess to Brand Successshares a career worth of horrifying mistakes, missteps, and lessons learned. Whether you're starting a new company, figuring out the best brand strategy for a niche market, or trying to land your first job as brand manager, this book is designed to prepare you for many of the inevitable challenges that you will encounter. Avoid marketing messes and square up to successes. A marketing crash course will not make you a marketing star. But having a better understanding of the role of marketing in business development and making sure you're focused and aligned with the right areas of an organization may. Each chapter inside Marketing Mess to Brand Success features true stories and relevant questions that challenge you to become a better marketing manager. Learn how to: Navigate a nebulous marketing environment Ensure career relevance inside a marketing division Maximize time and investments with sales marketing strategies If you enjoyed Management Mess to Leadership Success, or books like This Is Marketing, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, or Made to Stick, then you need to add Marketing Mess to Brand Success to your business bookshelf.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Author: Varda Liberman, Amos Tversky Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Life is fundamentally uncertain. We do not know whether it will rain, whether the market will go up or down, whether our unhealthy eating choices will have serious consequences, or whether terrorists will strike our city. To make matters worse, we also lack a tried and true procedure for evaluating the likelihood of such events. Yet we are required to make decisions great and small that depend on these events. In the absence of certainty or an objective procedure for estimating probabilities, we must rely on our own reasoning, which a great deal of research has shown to be less rational than we would like to believe. In Critical Thinking, Varda Liberman and Amos Tversky examine how we make judgments under uncertainty and explain how various biases can distort our consideration of evidence. Using everyday examples, they detail how to examine data and their implications with the goal of helping readers improve their intuitive reasoning and judgment. From the courtroom to the basketball court, cholesterol count to the existence of the supernatural, Liberman and Tversky explore the fundamental insights of probability, causal relationships, and making inferences from samples. They delve into the psychology of judgment, explaining why first impressions are often wrong and correct answers go against our intuitions. Originally written in Hebrew and published by the Open University in 1996, Critical Thinking is an essential guide for students and interested readers alike that teaches us to become more critical readers and consumers of information.

Discernment

Discernment

Author: Jeff Dudan Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2020

Introduction to Work Study

Introduction to Work Study

Author: Geneva Indian Adaptation International Labour Office Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020