Think Smart - Act Smart: Avoiding The Business Mistakes That Even Intelligent People Make

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John Wiley & Sons, 28 jan 2008 - 224 sidor
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Think Smart--Act Smart

Avoiding the Business Mistakes That Even Intelligent People Make

"Increased productivity and optimizing efficiencies...start with this book. Think Smart--Act Smart is a must-read for anyone concerned with the optimal operation of any organization...and all management personnel."

--Travis AlexanderCEO, Alexander Worldwide Protection Services

"This book should be mandatory reading for any of us in the leadership business. It exposes the fallacies of decision making that have become so endemic in organizations today. Jim's style of writing seamlessly translates sound theory into practical application--making it perfect for both the student and managerial practitioner. A welcomed addition to the decision-making literature."

--Philip T. Anderson, PhDDirector, Organization Effectiveness, JohnsonDiversey, Inc.

"Think Smart--Act Smart is a book that walks you through the 'how to' of thinking outside the box in your everyday approach to problem solving and how to avoid the old patterns buried in society's IQ-driven approach to problem solving. A very refreshing and mind-opening journey that shares a wonderful look into a number of startling truths about the way we think."

--C. Brandy DouglasPresident, The Douglas Group, Inc.

"Jim Nightingale provides a new and unique perspective on organizations today. The thesis of his books...is basic to working and managing in today's knowledge economy. Anyone who is responsible for making complex organizational decisions should benefit from this book."

--Peter SorensenDirector, Organization Development PhD Program, Benedictine University, Illinois

"We have all seen really smart, successful people do really dumb things. We have all asked the question, 'what was he/she thinking?' Jim Nightingale has taken an interesting, cerebral look at why this might be. His views are thought-provoking for those interested in getting the most out of their organization."

--Spencer Clark IIIFormer Chief Learning Officer, Cadence Design Systems

Why do smart people sometimes do such stupid things?

In 1720 Isaac Newton lost a fortune in a stock market crash that he had personally predicted. How could this happen? Since the discoverer of gravity and the inventor of calculus can hardly be accused of stupidity, we must seek other reasons for this, and other, high-profile judgment errors by very smart people.

Whether you are a CEO, a business manager, or simply a student of human behavior, Think Smart--Act Smart reveals why smart people make costly mistakes and provides you with a realistic plan to think smart in your life and on the job.
  

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Acknowledgements
xv
Chapter 1 Avoiding Error An Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Wishful Thinking
13
Chapter 3 Mythical Thinking
57
Chapter 4 Tribal Thinking
87
Chapter 5 Royal Thinking
117
References and Further Reading
151
Index
155
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Om författaren (2008)

Jim Nightingale is a consultant with twenty years of experience, originally trained as an engineer. He spent most of those years searching for the kind of science in management that he knew existed in the physical sciences. He now shares his discoveries with audiences of managers and business professionals interested in making better decisions.

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