The Resource The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age, Bina Venkataraman, (electronic resource)

The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age, Bina Venkataraman, (electronic resource)

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The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age
Title
The optimist's telescope
Title remainder
thinking ahead in a reckless age
Statement of responsibility
Bina Venkataraman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A trailblazing exploration of how we can plan better for the future-our own, our families', and our society's. Many of us never learned-or have forgotten-how to make smart decisions for the long run. In a world where immediate satisfaction is the norm, it's easy to avoid thinking ahead. Whether it's decisions about our health (our chronic overuse of antibiotics has triggered a shocking rise in superbugs that are resistant to them), our finances (20 percent of Americans save nothing for retirement), or our jobs (we slash R&D budgets to improve short-term profit and then can't keep pace with competitors), we lack the tools to choose what's best for the future. Today more than ever, we need to know how to make better long-term decisions-for ourselves, our families, and the world. Bina Venkataraman understands this. A former journalist and senior adviser in the Obama administration, she forged partnerships between government and business to combat climate change, and she learned firsthand why people don't think ahead. In The Optimist's Telescope, she draws from her own experience, the stories she has reported from around the world, and research in biology, psychology, economics, archaeology, and beyond to identify the best ways to make decisions that benefit us over time. She dispels the myth that human nature is impossibly reckless, and explains how culture and environment shape our behavior. She highlights the surprising and successful practices that each of us can adopt. The result is a book brimming with useful ideas and insights to help us make better decisions about the future
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venkataraman, Bina
Dewey number
153.8/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF448
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Decision making
  • Risk
  • Forecasting
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Label
The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age, Bina Venkataraman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=4455772
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735219496
Lccn
2018046851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
76db218e-21d1-4a0a-ac85-2a09a8c8821a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055569762
Label
The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age, Bina Venkataraman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=4455772
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735219496
Lccn
2018046851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
76db218e-21d1-4a0a-ac85-2a09a8c8821a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055569762

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