Better, Not Perfect

A Realist's Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness

by Max H. Bazerman, Rich Miller

On Sale: 09/08/2020

Better, Not Perfect

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Better, Not Perfect

A Realist's Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness

by Max H. Bazerman

On Sale: 09/08/2020

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Negotiation and decision-making expert Max Bazerman explores how we can make more ethical choices by aspiring to be better, not perfect.

Every day, you make hundreds of decisions. They’re largely personal, but these choices have an ethical twinge as well; they value certain principles and ends over others. Bazerman argues that we can better balance both dimensions—and we needn’t seek perfection to make a real difference for ourselves and the world.

Better, Not Perfect provides a deeply researched, prescriptive roadmap for how to maximize our pleasure and minimize pain. Bazerman shares a framework to be smarter and more efficient, honest and aware—to attain your “maximum sustainable goodness.” In Part Two, he identifies four training grounds to practice these newfound skills for outsized impact: how you think about equality and your tribe(s); waste—from garbage to corporate excess; the way you spend time; and your approach to giving—whether your attention or your money. Ready to nudge yourself toward better, Part Three trains your eye on how to extend what you’ve learned and positively influence others.

Melding philosophy and psychology as never before, this down-to-earth guide will help clarify your goals, assist you in doing more good with your limited time on the planet, and see greater satisfaction in the process.


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Critical Praise

"Bazerman’s encouraging call for readers to keep moving in the right direction, even if they aren’t on the fast track to perfection, is a much-needed and sane approach to personal betterment." - Publishers Weekly

"Bazerman brings together the powerful insights of behavioural science and the incisiveness of Harvard Business School on how we can make the world better: more ethical, less corrupt, and more sustainable. It’s also Bazerman’s most personal work yet. He really does want to make the world better, not through lecturing, but by giving people the mental and institutional tools to shape it themselves." - David Halpern, CEO of the Behavioural Insights Team and author of Inside the Nudge Unit

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063002722
  • ISBN 10: 0063002728
  • Imprint: HarperAudio
  • On Sale: 09/08/2020
  • BISAC1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • BISAC2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
  • BISAC3 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success

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