Sources of Power essentially lends the validity of scientific research to techniques that many of us use every day. There's intuition, which is based not on instantaneous insight but on the rapid (perhaps even subconscious) interpretation of perceptual cues. There's mental simulation, a finely honed method of visualization. There's storytelling and metaphor, which enable decision-makers to devise meaningful frameworks and compare their present situations to previous events. Nobody is born with an inherent mastery of these and other techniques, Klein tells us, but we are all born with the capability to develop, through experience, the skill sets experts call upon to make good decisions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Most studies of decision-making treat humans like rats in a laboratory. But Dr. Klein, a cognitive psychologist, spent a decade watching fire commanders, fighter pilots, paramedics, and others making split-second decisions on the job, and this book is a clear and engaging account of his findings.(Thomas Petzinger, Jr. The Wall Street Journal)
I would recommend it to anyone in any field.
If you are at all interested in the process of decision making and how experienced people are able to make good decisions under pressure then this book is for you.
I appreciate in particular the mix of theory and very concrete and simple examples that makes this book very practical.
Gary Klein is a cognitive psychologist who has "gone native," shifting his focus from the laboratory to the messy world of firefighters, tank commanders, and other naturalistic... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John M. Ford
The introduction of a new idea or paradigm in decision-making is always a treat, and the concept of learning decision decisions that evalaute ' solutions 'one at a time' rather... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Paine
If you need a foil for your thinking then get this book. I found it to be useful, but only marginally.Published 4 months ago by P. Zimmermann
The framework presented , is an ah moment, and makes so much sense; after you've read the methodology and digested the case studies.Published 5 months ago by Brian D. Labatte
I consider Gary Klein's work to be required reading as a counterpoint to the work of Daniel Kahneman, the famed psychologist who recently won a Nobel Prize for economics. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Benjamin S Grinberg
As Daniel Kahneman define System 1 and 2, he focused on the merits of System 2. Klein is Kahneman's Yan with his treatment of System 2 thinking.Published 17 months ago by loflier
This conclusions of this book open up new ways of attacking problems of human decision making.
A must for anyone interested in the way people make decisions.
great insight into how we decided by investigating decisions made in pressured situation.
I never got the principles of pattens and who would gain from that... Read more
Dr. Klein does an outstanding job of taking a complex (and often misunderstood) topic and creating a frame work that is both logical and supported by data.
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