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You Can't Enlarge the Pie": Six Barriers to Effective Government

Bazerman, Max H., Baron, Jonathan, and Shonk, Katherine

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ISBN 10: 0465006310 / ISBN 13: 9780465006311
Published by Basic Books, Cambridge, MA, 2001
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25 cm, 262, references, index. Leading experts on decision making show how to apply "wise tradeoffs" to political negotiation. Bookseller Inventory # 36979

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Title: You Can't Enlarge the Pie": Six Barriers to ...

Publisher: Basic Books, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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everybody knows are foolish? It's not because they're stupid or corrupt, say the authors, but because our leaders, like the rest of us, are trapped in foolish and unproductive habits of thinking. "You Can't Enlarge the Pie" analyzes the unspoken assumptions that lead to bad policy, wasted resources, and lost lives, and shows exactly why they're wrong. With fascinating case studies and clear, compelling analysis, they dissect six beliefs that serve as psychological barriers to effective government:1. Do no harm2. Their gain is our loss3. Competition is always good4. Support our group5. Live for the moment6. No pain for us, no gain for themBy freeing ourselves from the narrow way we evaluate our government leaders, say the authors, we can learn to judge their performance just as we judge that of business leaders: by the overall health of their organizations.

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Max H. Bazerman is Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jonathan Baron is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia.

A former editor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Katherine Shonk is a research associate at Harvard Business School and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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