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We all make hundreds of decisions every day We think of these decisions as personal but they also have an ethical dimension—they value certa... Read More
We all make hundreds of decisions every day We think of these decisions as personal but they also have an ethical dimension—they value certain principles and ends over others We want to have a positive impact but we’re also pursuing our own interests constrained by limited time and resources our own perspective our obligations to work and family and many other barriers Psychologists have documented how we act in our self interest when making ethical decisions without being aware that we are doing so Max Bazerman discusses how our decisions can be better but that they don't need to be completely perfect The first section of Better Not Perfect describes how we try to maximize our pleasure and minimize pain across all sentient beings while accepting our cognitive limitations and self-interested motives Then it explores strategies for improving active intelligence negotiation skills to create value ability to create a more honest world and capability to notice and act when events around you warrant your attention In other words this section provides a practical framework to be smart efficient honest and aware That’s the mantra of better The second section identifies four key areas to leverage the framework from the first section: 1 How you think about equality and your own group memberships tribalism 2 How you and the organizations around you use resources waste 3 How you allocate your time which many of us claim to be our most critical resource and 4 How you think about charitable decisions philanthropy The final section of the book will focus on how to extend that impact and positively influence those around you Bazerman will lay out what a more ethical yet practical life would look like Read Less
Contributor(s)Max H. Bazerman
About the Contributor(s)Max H. Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where his research...Max H. Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where his research focuses on negotiation, behavioral economics, and ethics. The author of over 200 research articles and chapters, his previous books include The Power of Noticing, The Power of Noticing, Blind Spots, Negotiation Genius, and a bestselling textbook, Judgment in Managerial Decision Making. An award-winning scholar and mentor, Bazerman has been named one of Ethisphere's 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics and a Daily Kos Hero. His consulting, teaching, and lecturing includes work in 30 countries. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.show more
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