Category: Interactive Decisions

New Summer Readings

My latest picks: (mostly) recent books about decision making and goal achievement. The promise of a long summer ahead makes me very happy, and so does the knowledge that no matter how much I read, there will always be books

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Quote for March – Smart People

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” — John Wooden   Share this…

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Book Recommendation: Smart Choices

John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, & Howard Raiffa. (1996). Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions. It’s time to recommend another classic. This book is a short and very useful guide, presenting a variety of decision tools.

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Take-Home Quote

“Chance favors the connected mind.” — Steven Johnson   Share this…

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Featured Video: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

In this RSA animation, Steven Johnson talks about his research into what kinds of situations and environments are most conducive to great ideas and creativity: It turns out that good ideas take a lot of time. There’s not usually an

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Ahoona! A New Online Decision Support Tool (Review)

There’s a new decision support tool out, developed by Ali Abbas at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, funded by an NSF award: https://www.ahoona.com It’s a very rich tool, so check it out for yourself! This review is only based

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Shortcut to Conflict Resolution With Game Theory

“Fair Outcomes”, an online system, offers an ingenious alternative to conflict resolution, based on the principles of game theory. The ABA journal has just published an article about it. In contrast to litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and traditional sealed-bid/split-the difference

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