Predictable Surprises

Predictable Surprises : The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Prevent Them

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Most events that catch us by surprise are both predictable and preventable, but we consistently miss (or ignore) the warning signs. This book shows why such "predictable surprises" put us all at risk, and shows how we can understand, anticipate, and prevent them before disaster strikes. There is a universal fear factor surrounding this subject: that society and the workplace are filled with disasters in the making that we could prevent if we only knew what to look for. This book plays on that fear and offers a positive, proactive resolution to it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 164.08 x 237.74 x 30.23mm | 635.03g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, map
  • 1591391784
  • 9781591391784
  • 1,261,802

About Michael D. Watkins

Max Bazerman is a professor at HBS and is a huge name in negotiation and decision-making. He has written classic books on these subjects (Negotiating Rationally, Judgment in Managerial Decision-Making), and his name lends significant credibility to the authors' argument. Michael Watkins is a proven author with HBSP and has become a recognized expert on leadership issues. His previous books--Right from the Start (HBSP, 1999) with Dan Ciampa and The First 90 Days (HBSP 2003) have sold over 32,000 and 43,000 copies, respectively to date.
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