Seeing events and actions to be taken as a function of time is key to a successful strategy. The seasonal dimension can be imposed on all business activity. Birth implies death. A business life cycle has different stages, each governed by its own rules. Those who follow these rules will grow in harmony and along the path of least resistance. Among the pieces of information needed are: - What is the remaining growth potential? - Where in the growth process is your business? What ´´season´´ is it in? - What is the timeframe for the growth, decay, and rebirth of your business? - What should you trust more your instinct or your rationale in a given situation? - What is your competitive role in the marketplace? - What is the right image and the most effective advertising message? - Should you differentiate or counterattack? This book will enable the consultant to guide his/her clients in answering these questions.
This book is designed to support you in making difficult decisions in a more - tional way. Based on an established theoretical foundation, it shows that simple requirements concerning rational behavior lead to a general calculus of determ- ing optimal decision alternatives; the book then goes on to present methods and instruments useful for the practical implementation of these concepts. Psychological research has uncovered a multitude of systematic cognitive - ases associated with the intuitive decision process, especially concerning the f- mation of preferences and subjective probability judgments for uncertain events. These developments have elevated prescriptive decision theory to the status of an important discipline with increasingly strong practical ties - nowadays, even m- agers are concerned with decision trees, probability distributions and risk profiles. There is also a wide range of software available on the market to aid users with the use of the instruments. We would like to convince you, by help of the many pr- tical questions and case studies included with most chapters, that the material c- ered is not purely an academic diet but also of high practical nutritional value. The mindset suggested by the theory as an approach for decision problems will surely be of much use to you both in your private and professional life, even if you do not apply the presented methods of decision making support in every little - tail.
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This is a new concise postgraduate textbook of Paediatric Orthopaedics with its emphasis firmly on treatment, allowing trainee orthopaedic surgeons to make an informed contribution during their Paediatrics rotation and to speak confidently about the approach to individual patients during their specialty exams. While other textbooks concentrate on theory and the comprehensive presentation of all treatment options, Paediatric Orthopaedics: A system of decision-making provides detailed practical insight into available treatments and a strategy for determining which treatment to follow in particular circumstances. Its aim is thereby to provide the gold standard for practice in the field and to be the key practical source of reference for trainees.
This book proposes a novel CWW model to personalize individual semantics in linguistic decision making, based on two new concepts: numerical scale and consistency-driven methodology. The numerical scale model provides a unified framework to connect different linguistic symbolic computational models for CWW, and the consistency-driven methodology customizes individuals? semantics to support linguistic group decision making by setting personalized numerical scales. The book is a valuable resource for researchers and postgraduates who are interested in CWW in linguistic decision making.
Crisis Management and Decision Making:Simulation Oriented Scenarios. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991