Iceberg Sighted: Decision-Making Techniques to avoid titanic disasters (English Edition)

  • Title:  Iceberg Sighted: Decision-Making Techniques to avoid titanic disasters (English Edition)
  • Description:  SUMMARY: What have in common the Costa Concordia cruise accident, the Titanic failure, the Space Shuttle fiasco and the Hurricane Katrina terrible rescue planning? ALL of them have been the consequence of a chain of bad human decisions. Learn with these real life examples how to better deal with your day to day decision making! Making decisions and putting them into practice is the most important task of individuals in society and their personal life. In this book, now available in English in eBook format, professors Miguel A. Ariño and Pablo Maella, of IESE Business School in Barcelona, explain that we can learn to make better decisions following ten key principles. The authors review what went wrong in the decision-making processes of those who constructed and directed the luxury passenger ship,Titanic, and why this faulty decision-making led it to sink on that fateful night in April of 1912. They also evaluate the Hurricane Katrina disaster and that of the Challenger space shuttle and identify how ineffective decision-making contributed to these tragedies. Additionally, the professors examine other well-known cases in the corporate world, such as the Enron debacle, and identify what we can learn from such situations. As the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic draws near, this book has special relevance. Furthermore, in these uncertain economic times, the ability to make good decisions is more important than ever for the economic health of organizations and the future prosperity of nations across the globe. ABOUT MIGUEL ANGEL ARIÑO: Miguel A. Ariño is associate professor in the Department of Managerial Decision Sciences. His current research looks at decision making and organizational governance. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and has been teaching in the Universitat of Barcelona (UB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Universidad Carlos III from Madrid. Moreover, he is visiting professor in other international institutions such as, CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) and HKUST Business School (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). ABOUT PABLO MAELLA: Pablo Maella carried out post-graduate studies in philosophy at Westfälische Wilhelms-Münster Universität (Germany), and an internship at the London School of Economics-Fundació Caixa de Catalunya. He has worked as an advisor on strategy and human resources for various consultancies, developing projects for more than 100 national and international companies, including Telefónica, La Caixa, Citroën, Mercedes-Benz, T- Systems, Codorníu, Sanofi, Johnson Controls and Almirall. He is currently partner-director of Maella & Partners, a consultancy focused on improving business results through greater efficiency among people and he is a member of the platform TopTen Business Consulting Spain. A frequent speaker at companies and conferences, he publishes articles regularly in specialized and general media.
  • Author:  e-Diciones Kolab - Newcelona
  • Keywords:  decision making, management, risk
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