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Predictably Irrational Revised and Expanded Edition

Author : Dan Ariely
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Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.

Predictably Irrational Revised

Author : Dan Ariely
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Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.

Predictably Irrational

Author : Dan Ariely
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Cuts to the heart of our strange behaviour, demonstrating how irrationality often supplants rational thought and that the reason for this is embedded in the very structure of our minds.

Predictably Irrational

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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely | Summary & Analysis Preview: Predictably Irrational provides a data-driven window into the ways in which the human mind fails to make rational choices time and time again. While some of these irrational decisions are humorous or trivial, in many cases, these behaviors can have far-ranging implications for governments and health care systems. However, understanding that we, as humans, are predisposed to making irrational decisions is the first step to preventing these behaviors and overcoming the foibles of our minds. Most people fail to recognize that their minds will, at some point, fail them or stray from the course they believe they should take. For example, consumers may think they’re getting a good deal on a television when, in fact, buyers are merely responding to the product because it is cheaper than the first television they saw in the store… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Predictably Irrational · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Events Future Trends Perspectives

Author : Kim Werner
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Events – future, trends, perspectives provides insights into many of the recent developments within the diverse event industry. International scholars and experts with backgrounds in multiple related fields have taken up exciting research topics and offer perspectives, thoughts and views on a number of current and future issues and challenges. The topics are as diverse as the industry itself and include discussions on gender and diversity, disruptive technologies, sustainability, psychological effects, the co-creation of experiences, the future of event education and many more. Vivid case studies and best practice examples are used to illustrate current and future developments and to spark discussion and debate amongst scholars, practitioners and students alike. The Corona crisis (Covid-19) is having a massive impact on the events industry. Due to the editorial deadline of this book in February 2020, this topic could not be considered in this edition. We ask for your understanding. Content: Kim Werner and Ye Ding Acknowledgements PART A Nicole Böhmer, Kim Werner and Imke Wargin Female Careers in the Event Industry – Myth, Reality or Future Vision? Susanne Doppler, Burkhard Schmidt and Liza Funke Work Stress of Event Managers Hans-Jürgen Gaida Marketing Meeting and Event Destinations in Disruptive Times: Future Challenges and Chances Steffen Ronft Event Psychology – An Interdisciplinary Approach Chunlei Wang and Xingdan Wang Theorising the “Event View” as a Kind of “World View” Helmut Schwägermann China Outbound Events – A Challenge for European MICE Destinations Markus Große Ophoff, Kai-Michael Griese and Kim Werner Event Organisations at the Interface between Sustainability and Digitalisation Hui Huang and Hanzhi Zhang Festivals and “New Retail”: A Case Study of the “Double 11” Shopping Festival in China Kim Werner, Christina Bosse and Kai-Michael Griese Slow Events: Assessing the Potential for the Event Industry of the Future PART B Aliosha Alexandrov and Kai-Michael Griese Value Co-creation and the Impact on Marketing and Event Management Curricula Xing Lan and Yi Ding Cooperative Transnational Event Management Education: A Case Study of International Event Management Shanghai (IEMS) Mattheus Louw and Thomas Temme Enhancing Student Learning in Event Management: Student Perceptions of a Business Simulation Game Ye Ding, Li Zhang and Chunlei Wang Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education in Event Management: Case studies from Chinese Universities Gernot Gehrke Researching the Future of Event Education Steffen Ronft Appendix: Further references concerning psychological effects and phenomena

Transformational Security Awareness

Author : Perry Carpenter
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Expert guidance on the art and science of driving secure behaviors Transformational Security Awareness empowers security leaders with the information and resources they need to assemble and deliver effective world-class security awareness programs that drive secure behaviors and culture change. When all other processes, controls, and technologies fail, humans are your last line of defense. But, how can you prepare them? Frustrated with ineffective training paradigms, most security leaders know that there must be a better way. A way that engages users, shapes behaviors, and fosters an organizational culture that encourages and reinforces security-related values. The good news is that there is hope. That’s what Transformational Security Awareness is all about. Author Perry Carpenter weaves together insights and best practices from experts in communication, persuasion, psychology, behavioral economics, organizational culture management, employee engagement, and storytelling to create a multidisciplinary masterpiece that transcends traditional security education and sets you on the path to make a lasting impact in your organization. Find out what you need to know about marketing, communication, behavior science, and culture management Overcome the knowledge-intention-behavior gap Optimize your program to work with the realities of human nature Use simulations, games, surveys, and leverage new trends like escape rooms to teach security awareness Put effective training together into a well-crafted campaign with ambassadors Understand the keys to sustained success and ongoing culture change Measure your success and establish continuous improvements Do you care more about what your employees know or what they do? It's time to transform the way we think about security awareness. If your organization is stuck in a security awareness rut, using the same ineffective strategies, materials, and information that might check a compliance box but still leaves your organization wide open to phishing, social engineering, and security-related employee mistakes and oversights, then you NEED this book.

Competing on Talent in Today s Business World

Author : Pradeep Sahay
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It is currently an exciting time for organizations with regard to the recruitment of talent. The business and organizational pressures for finding and hiring the best people could not be greater. Recruitment has not changed as a process—a vacancy still needs a suitable hire. However, the landscape, tools, technologies, behaviors and expectations regarding how an organization approaches sourcing and acquiring talent are changing rapidly. This book chronicles one organization’s journey as it goes about re-orienting the focus of its talent acquisition capability from the current reactive process to a strategic and proactive program capable of consistently sourcing and recruiting the very best people available. Forward-looking companies are seizing this opportunity to create a true competitive advantage in talent sourcing and acquisition. They are focusing on fine-tuning the fundamentals, while devoting increased time and planning to the more strategic areas of talent acquisition, including workforce planning and strategic sourcing. Their best-in-class approaches elevate recruitment from a transactional, short-term focused activity to a strategic, integrated, long-term approach that optimizes their investments in people. This book articulates both the challenges and the response options that confront organizations as they compete for talent in this fast-changing business climate. The initial sections here provide a macro view on the changing work landscape and how recent trends and developments around technology and innovation are impacting the discipline of Talent Acquisition. The book is designed as a running case study profiling the best practices in recruiting. Drawing on both primary and secondary research, it adapts and learns from the best practices of high-impact business functions, such as a lean supply chain, analytics, process re-engineering, sales and marketing, and discusses the leading academics and practitioners in this regard. As such, this book will elevate awareness and discourse on the topic, and will help concretize a roadmap for organizations looking to revisit and re-invent their talent acquisition philosophies and practices as they compete for talent in today’s world.

Critical Thinking for Managers

Author : Radu Atanasiu
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This book discusses critical thinking as a tool for more compassionate leadership, presenting tried and tested methods for managing disagreement, for anticipating and solving problems, and for enhancing empathy. Employing a lighter tone of voice than most management books, it also shows how and when less-than-rational mechanisms such as intuition and heuristics may be efficient decision-making tools in any manager’s toolbox. Critical thinking is useful for analyzing incoming information in the context of decision-making and is crucial for structuring outgoing information in the context of persuasion. When trying to convince a client to buy a service, an executive board to fund a project, or a colleague to change a procedure, managers can use the simple step-by-step guides provided here to prepare for successful meetings and effective pitches. Managerial thinking can be steadily improved, using a structured process, especially if we learn to think about our thinking. This book guides current and would-be managers through this process of improving and metathinking, in connection with decision-making and persuasion. Using examples from business, together with research insights from Behavioral Economics and from Management and Organizational Cognition, the author illustrates common pitfalls like hidden assumptions and cognitive biases, and provides easy-to-use solutions for testing hypotheses and resolving dilemmas.

MBA for Medics

Author : Emma Stanton
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'Increasingly, doctors are seeing the value of learning the language of management. A number of doctors have learnt the language and skills by gaining a formal qualification such as an MBA. Many more have followed an experiential route. This book is for doctors who see the value that an education in management can bring, whether formal or informal. The ultimate reason for doctors to be ambitious and to gain a management education is not for personal gain or for more letters after their name, but for the prize of better, safer healthcare for patients.' - From the Foreword by Sir Liam Donaldson This book encourages medics preparing for management roles to think about management and business as applied to healthcare, providing key insights on the skills involved and information for those who decide to study for an MBA. It informs health professionals on how they can improve the quality of healthcare through an understanding of business and management, including key areas such as understanding and managing accounts, marketing, and influencing and managing change. Healthcare professionals undertaking - or considering undertaking - MBAs or related management qualifications such as leadership fellowships will find this invaluable reading, as will consultants who are increasingly expected to be aware of and manage budgets for services. Undergraduate and practising doctors researching the options and roles available in medical management will also find this a vital source of information.

Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science

Author : Jan Kofroň
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This volume contains the post-conference proceedings of the 10th Doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science, MEMICS 2015, held in Telč, Czech Republic, in October 2015. The 10 thoroughly revised full papers were carefully selected out of 25 submissions and are presented together with 3 invited papers. The topics covered include: security and safety, bioinformatics, recommender systems, high-performance and cloud computing, and non-traditional computational models (quantum computing, etc.).ioinformatics, recommender="" systems,="" high-performance="" and="" cloud="" computing,="" non-traditional="" computational="" models="" (quantum="" etc.).