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Noreena Hertz on Choosing Wisely

14th November 2013 · 6:30pm

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 Noreena Hertz on Choosing Wisely

The School of Life presents; How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World; Most of us think we make decisions for the right reasons: we scour books we talk over options with our friends we search the internet we ask experts we look at data or we trust our guts. But how hard do we scrutinise those we listen to? And how much do we interrogate the information they provide? Are we open to new ways of tackling problems? Or are we swayed by how we’ve made decisions in the past? In a fast-moving world we’re often overloaded with differing opinions conflicting data and changing advice. So how do we understand and navigate our options better? Noreena Hertz’s powerful new book gives wise analysis and a practical toolkit to help us become a smarter decision-maker and better problem-solver: Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World (William Collins September 2013). At this event she’ll share her research and insights exploring the extent to which life-altering business-affecting policy-determining and also health-defining decisions are being made based on partial information assumed wisdoms corrupted data and insufficient scrutiny. We’ll explore when to trust experts and the internet and how far we can be unconsciously swayed by certain behaviours or phoney stats. We’ll gain understanding to help us make better choices and more accurate predictions in all areas of life.; TICKETS: £25; 6.30pm Bar opens 7.15pm Auditorium doors open 7.30pm Talk begins 8.40pm Audience Q&A 8.55pm Talk ends 9.00pm Booksigning with Noreena Hertz 9.30pm Event closes

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