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The Resource Blunder : why smart people make bad decisions, Zachary Shore

Blunder : why smart people make bad decisions, Zachary Shore

Label
Blunder : why smart people make bad decisions
Title
Blunder
Title remainder
why smart people make bad decisions
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Shore
Title variation
Why smart people make bad decisions
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all make bad decisions. It's part of being human. The resulting mistakes can be valuable, the story goes, because we learn from them. But do we? Historian Zachary Shore says no, not always, and he has a long list of examples to prove his point. From colonialism to globalization, from gender wars to civil wars, or any circumstance for which our best solutions backfire, Shore demonstrates how rigid thinking can subtly lead us to undermine ourselves. In the process, he identifies seven "cognition traps" to avoid. But he also emphasizes how understanding these seven simple cognition traps can help us all make wiser judgments in our daily lives. For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder shines the penetrating spotlight of history on decision making and the patterns of thought that can lead us all astray.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shore, Zachary
Dewey number
153.8/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF448
LC item number
.S45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Intellect
  • Stupidity
  • Errors
  • Cognitive therapy
Label
Blunder : why smart people make bad decisions, Zachary Shore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Keeping current -- Exposure anxiety : the fear of being seen as weak -- Causefusion : confusing the causes of complex events -- Flatview : seeing the world in one dimension -- Cure-allism : believing that one size really fits all -- Infomania : the obsessive relationship to information -- Mirror imaging : thinking the other side thinks like us -- Static cling : refusal to accept a changing world -- Cognition trapped in Iraq -- Working toward wisdom
Control code
225532324
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781596912427
Lccn
2008015233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225532324
Label
Blunder : why smart people make bad decisions, Zachary Shore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Keeping current -- Exposure anxiety : the fear of being seen as weak -- Causefusion : confusing the causes of complex events -- Flatview : seeing the world in one dimension -- Cure-allism : believing that one size really fits all -- Infomania : the obsessive relationship to information -- Mirror imaging : thinking the other side thinks like us -- Static cling : refusal to accept a changing world -- Cognition trapped in Iraq -- Working toward wisdom
Control code
225532324
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781596912427
Lccn
2008015233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225532324

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