Prudent decision making in an imprudent world : better decisions at home and work (Book, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Prudent decision making in an imprudent world : better decisions at home and work

Prudent decision making in an imprudent world : better decisions at home and work

Author: Patrick F Gould
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Combining clearly communicated research-based principles, a wealth of practical advice, and dozens of historic and contemporary examples of decision making (good and bad), Patrick Gould's Prudent Decision Making in an Imprudent World: Better Decisions at Home and Work gives readers a fresh new way to look at the way we make choices. What makes Gould's book both authoritative and compelling is its distinctive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick F Gould
ISBN: 9780313372315 0313372314 9780313372322 0313372322
OCLC Number: 320193633
Description: xiv, 191 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The prudent decision maker living among irrational conservatives --
Prudent decision makers seek a balanced perspective --
Prudent decision makers are self-disciplined --
Prudent decision makers are not all former valedictorians --
Prudent decision makers are students of history --
Prudent decision makers never violate the principle of security --
Prudent decision makers are cultural contrarians --
Prudent decision makers seek informational clarity and relevance --
Prudent decision makers never sweat the small stuff --
Prudent decision makers possess humility and temperance --
Prudent decision makers understand that no decision is still a decision --
Prudent decision makers are creative --
Prudent decision making in education --
Prudent decision makers know that while money does not buy happiness, neither does happiness buy money --
Prudent decision makers learn the cost of every free lunch --
Semper paratus : the always-ready, financially prudent decision maker --
Prudent decision makers are epistemological optimists.
Responsibility: Patrick F. Gould.


A practical guide to making better decisions in all aspects of life, based on extensive research and a wide range of historic and current examples.  Read more...
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"Gould is a retired US Marine officer and former educational researcher at the U. of Wisconsin, and he employs historical examples, researchbased principles and practical advice to help general Read more...

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How to make common sense choices in spite of yourself

by Janet34 (WorldCat user published 2009-10-05) Excellent Permalink

I had the chance to see Dr. Gould present his book at our local public library in September 2009. The theme of his book is that better choices can be made when people understand the variables that go into the exercise of both good and bad decision making. Hint: Personal humility, respecting the influence...
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