Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World

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In a fast-moving world we're often overloaded with differing opinions, conflicting data and changing advice. In this essential guide, Noreena Hertz offers practical steps to how to make better, smarter decisions. * Why should you be wary of experts? * Are emails destroying your ability to think? * How do you know which sources of information are credible? * Whose advice should you trust? 'Eyes Wide Open' will help you through the data deluge and show you how to make better and smarter decisions. By weaving together cutting-edge research with real-world examples from Hollywood to Harry Potter, NASA to World War II spies, Hertz constructs a path to more astute and empowered decision-making in ten clear steps. With razor-sharp insight and an instinct for thought-provoking storytelling, she offers counterintuitive, effective guidance for making better choices-whether you are a businessperson, a professional, a patient, or a parent. 'Eyes Wide Open' is a game-changing book that empowers readers to become confident and wise decision-makers -savvy to how our emotions and habits can trip us up.

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Become a more confident, independent, and successful decision maker—savvy to how your emotions, moods, and habits can trip you up.

In our fast-moving world, we're overloaded with differing opinions, conflicting data, and changing advice. But how thoroughly do we scrutinize those we listen to? Are we open to new ways of tackling problems or constrained by how we've made past decisions? How much do we challenge ourselves?

By combining stories from Hollywood to NASA with the latest in brain science, Noreena Hertz reveals the extent to which life-altering, business-affecting, policy-determining, and health-defining decisions are based on partial information, assumed wisdoms, corrupted data, and insufficient scrutiny. In this essential guide, she offers practical ways to make better, smarter choices and more accurate predictions—in your personal life and at work.

About the Author:

Noreena Hertz is a best-selling author and academic, described by The Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'. She has provided keynote addresses at TED and the World Economic Forum, advises a range of major corporations and is Associate Director of the Centre for International Business and Management, University of Cambridge.

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