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Rethinking Our Collective Decision Making : Let's Use Visual Tools...

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: We humans use tools for about everything we can't do otherwise -- but not for quick *and* well-founded decision making. This e-book explains why this is dangerous for everyone, how we can do better, and what future developments we can expect. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 15-25 minutes. Should you prefer watching over reading, have a look at this video: https://youtu.be/Ryd0vd...

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A Quick Introduction to Goal Maps : Clarify what you want, why you...

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: Making a goal map gives you overview, clarifies what you want, why you want it, and how to achieve it as efficiently as possible. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 10-20 minutes. Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even on very small screens. License: Free for non-commercial use, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Commercial use requires separate agreement. ...

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Quality Standards for Decision Making : What They Could Look Like

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: Decisions that affect many people should be the result of a controlled, fair, transparent and efficient process. This short e-book describes such a process, and the participants' roles and responsibilities. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 20-30 minutes Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even on very small screens. License: Free for non-commercial use, ...

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Which Factors Hinder Good Decision Making? : Overview and Brief Ex...

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: At least 20 different factors can hinder good decision making. Most are rooted in human nature. Only decision makers who know these factors are able to detect and counteract them. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 10-20 minutes Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even on very small screens. License: Free for non-commercial use, Creative Commons BY-NC-...

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Quality of Life as a Decision Criterion : The Most Important One?

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: How quality of life can be defined, why it is often 'forgotten' when making decisions, and what consequences this can have. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 10-15 minutes Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even on very small screens. License: Free for non-commercial use, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Commercial use requires separate agreement. Technical...

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How to Visualize and Evaluate Decision Options : Step by Step

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: Nobody can make well-founded decisions without overview. In complex situations, overview requires diagrams. This short e-book shows how to make them. Step by step, from basic to advanced ones, with many example diagrams. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 25-30 minutes Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even on very small screens. License: Free for non-...

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How to Make and Use Argument Maps : Avoid Endless Discussions

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: How argument mapping can make discussions better (and shorter). Why different perceptions of reality can cause disagreement, and how diagrams can make people aware of this. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 20-25 minutes. Should you prefer watching over reading, have a look at this video: http://youtu.be/_JuDJUx7drU Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even...

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Decision Making, Politics and Quality of Life : How to Solve Probl...

By: Edgar Hartel

Subject: How decision making, problems, politics and quality of life are connected. What can go wrong, and how to do it better. Target audience: Everyone interested. No special knowledge required. Estimated reading time: 1 hour for all chapters. 2 extra hours for all appendices. Page layout: Allows easy reading without scrolling, even on very small screens. Entertainment value: None intended. And that's no joke. License: Free for non-...

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