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SMU-X Survival Toolkit: Dealing with Uncertainty
This guide provides useful information and links to resources on SMU-X.
There are many uncertainties when dealing with SMU-X projects - client change their project focus due to research findings, changes in consumers' attitudes and behaviour, competition landscape etc. This reflects the realities of working in a real-world setting. The following resources provide perspectives on how to better manage with uncertainties.
To maximize the power of creative thinking, you need the right emotional mindset. Professor Puccio offers you tips for doing so by investigating emotional intelligence, revealing the dangers of emotional hijacking, and stressing the importance of reflecting and redirecting to help stave off your fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.
Caspar Berry talks about uncertainty and decision making that brings us to our best. He played professional poker for three years in Las Vegas before finding himself as the poker advisor on the James Bond Movie ‘Casino Royale’.
Dr Andy Hart from Fera Science Ltd explains how information on "uncertainties" (from the perspective of food science) helps people to better understand the likelihood of different outcomes and support informed decision-making, both in science and in everyday life.
Resilience by Liggy WebbBOUNCE BACK FROM WHATEVER LIFE THROWS AT YOU Stressful situations are a fact of life. Job insecurity, financial burden, relationship doubt are all too familiar. Some people approach them with confidence and poise, facing change and challenges head on. Others back away slowly into a corner and become quivering wrecks at the mere thought of them. So what is it that makes some people cope with these adverse situations so well? It's not about what is happening to you, but how you react to it. It's about your resilience. Happiness guru Liggy Webb is here to help us all find positivity and inner strength to cope with stressful situations. Arming you with a personal toolkit to handle day to day challenges, and providing strategies for thriving in uncertain times Liggy shows you how to increase your ?bouncibility? and bounce back from whatever negative things life throws at you. ? Timely topic with governments across the world promoting happiness on the one hand and dealing with vast economic uncertainty and austerity on the other ? Easy to digest, anecdotal and practical guide with lots of common sense advice ? Contains timely examples and tips tailored for coping with difficult times
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Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Dealing with Uncertainties by Manfred DrosgDealing with Uncertainties is an innovative monograph that lays special emphasis on the deductive approach to uncertainties and on the shape of uncertainty distributions. This perspective has the potential for dealing with the uncertainty of a single data point and with sets of data that have different weights. It is shown that the inductive approach that is commonly used to estimate uncertainties is in fact not suitable for these two cases. The approach that is used to understand the nature of uncertainties is novel in that it is completely decoupled from measurements. Uncertainties which are the consequence of modern science provide a measure of confidence both in scientific data and in information in everyday life. Uncorrelated uncertainties and correlated uncertainties are fully covered and the weakness of using statistical weights in regression analysis is discussed. The text is abundantly illustrated with examples and includes more than 150 problems to help the reader master the subject.
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Publication Date: 2009-08-19
Extraordinary Outcomes by Moshe F. Rubinstein; Iris R. FirstenbergSteel your team against the unexpected by planning for uncertainty Extraordinary Outcomes presents an innovative approach to thinking and planning, giving leaders a playbook for dealing with uncertainty. Written by internationally recognized authorities on problem solving and creativity in organizations, this book provides an alternative outlook on business strategy and people management for leaders navigating uncertain waters, where the future is anything but guaranteed. The framework is the result of research in multiple fields and the authors' experiences with individuals, teams, and organizations, with examples from real-world situations that illustrate the concepts and dynamics at work to give readers deeper insight. The focus is on conquering uncertainty - eliminating it where possible, reducing it where it can be reduced, and embracing it when it's inevitable. Traditional ways of thinking and planning do not work in the face of an uncertain future. Frequently there are just no guarantees, nothing written in stone, and even a fortune-teller couldn't accurately predict the outcome. Extraordinary Outcomes helps leaders prepare for that, with strategies geared toward preparedness and embracing uncertainty. Learn why skills and talent are only two pieces of a bigger puzzle Discover how to better galvanize the team, and keep them motivated long-term Connect to a purpose that inspires enthusiastic engagement Conquer uncertainty, and develop a strategy for dealing with mistakes No one likes to be caught off guard, and the consequences can be severe at the organizational level. Leaders can't be psychic, but they can plan for possible outcomes and always have a solution at the ready. For those who like to have an answer for everything, Extraordinary Outcomes provides a roadmap toward an uncertainty-proof strategy for doing business.
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Publication Date: 2014-08-25
Decision Making and Knowledge Decision Support Systems by Anna Maria Gil-Lafuente (Editor); Constantin Zopounidis (Editor)This book presents recent advancements of research, new methods and techniques, applications and projects in decision making and decision support systems. It explores expert systems and neural networks, knowledge engineering and management, fuzzy sets and systems and computational methods for optimization, data analysis and decision making. It presents applications in Economics, Finance, Management and Engineering. The book undertakes to stimulate scientific exchange, ideas and experiences in the field of decision making in Economy and Management. Researchers and practitioners alike will benefit from this book, when they are dealing with imprecision, vagueness and uncertainty in the context of decision making.