Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most

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Product Details

Price
$28.00
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781594488214

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About the Author

Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of eleven books, including Where Good Ideas Come From, Wonderland, and The Ghost Map. He's the host and co-creator of the Emmy-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got To Now, and the host of the podcast American Innovations. He lives in Brooklyn and Marin County, California with his wife and three sons.

Reviews

Praise for Farsighted:

"Riveting... As a deep thinker and gifted storyteller, Johnson is the right author to tackle the topic. He's at his best when analyzing impossibly complex decisions... One of Johnson's thought-provoking points is that [people who excel at long-term thinking] read novels, which are ideal exercises in mental time travel and empathy. I think he's right."--The New York Times Book Review

"Johnson is explicitly focused on real-life decisions that (ideally) involve serious deliberation... [He]reminds us that, fundamentally, choices concern competing narratives, and we're likely to make better choices if we have richer stories, with more fleshed-out characters, a more nuanced understanding of motives, and a deeper appreciation of how decisions are likely to reverberate and resound." --The Wall Street Journal

"Johnson is well-placed to dig into these dilemmas of decision-making, as he gracefully serves up examples ranging from 17th-century urban planning to contemporary artificial intelligence." --Financial Times

"[An] excellent book... altogether insightful." --Brain Pickings

"An anecdote-packed, insight-laden exploration of what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to our most complex decisions, Johnson's latest book makes a convincing case for adding more storytelling to the C-suite and beyond." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Johnson is a succinct, colorful, and skillful writer, and this book is one of those rare works that is highly relevant to the daily functioning of just about everybody." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Steven Johnson:

"Mr. Johnson's erudition can be quite gobsmacking." --The Wall Street Journal
"A great science writer." --Bill Clinton, speaking at the 2013 Clinton Foundation Health Matters conference

"A first-rate storyteller." --The New York Times

"A maven of the history of ideas." --The Guardian

"Steven Johnson's mind works in wondrous ways." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"[An] excellent book... altogether insightful."