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  • Farsighted

  • How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most
  • By: Steven Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern, Steven Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war. Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning and great works of literature.

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  • By Anonymous User on 07-11-18

Roadmap for decision-making

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Reviewed: 28-10-18

The author creates a clear structure and map for deliberative decision-making, outlining techniques for each stage of the decision-making process which are useful to follow. The examples can be a tiny bit too military-leaning but the overall effect and result are not reduced because of it.