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  • A Realist's Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness
  • By: Max H. Bazerman
  • Narrated by: Rich Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Better, Not Perfect

By: Max H. Bazerman
Narrated by: Rich Miller
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Summary

Negotiation and decision-making expert Max Bazerman explores how we can make more ethical choices by aspiring to be better, not perfect.

Every day, you make hundreds of decisions. They’re largely personal, but these choices have an ethical twinge as well; they value certain principles and ends over others. Bazerman argues that we can better balance both dimensions - and we needn’t seek perfection to make a real difference for ourselves and the world.

Better, Not Perfect provides a deeply researched, prescriptive road map for how to maximize our pleasure and minimize pain. Bazerman shares a framework to be smarter and more efficient, honest, and aware - to attain your “maximum sustainable goodness”. In Part Two, he identifies four training grounds to practice these newfound skills for outsized impact: how you think about equality and your tribe(s); waste - from garbage to corporate excess; the way you spend time; and your approach to giving - whether your attention or your money. Ready to nudge yourself toward better, Part Three trains your eye on how to extend what you’ve learned and positively influence others.

Melding philosophy and psychology as never before, this down-to-earth guide will help clarify your goals, assist you in doing more good with your limited time on the planet, and see greater satisfaction in the process.  

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  

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©2020 Max H. Bazerman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Don’t waste your time

So so boring this book is an insane persons look at what to do with your extra time and money. Nothing like a whole book who’s thesis statement only works in a vacuum as in if you have no job and money is not an issue. What a waste of time, oh I should rethink how I spend my time?! What a brave new concept