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Farsighted : How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most - Steven Johnson

Farsighted

How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most

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Published: 11th September 2018
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A groundbreaking book about making once-in-a-lifetime decisions, from the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From

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. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually learned a lot about making long-term decisions over the past few decades. Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved.

There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively, and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history.

**PRAISE FOR STEVEN JOHNSON - *

Johnson's erudition can be quite gobsmacking - Wall Street Journal

A great science writer - Bill Clinton

A first-rate storyteller - The New York Times

A maven of the history of ideas - Guardian

ISBN: 9781473693456
ISBN-10: 1473693454
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 11th September 2018
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1