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Multi-objective programming (MOP) can simultaneously optimize multi-objectives in mathematical programming models, but the optimization of multi-objectives triggers the issue of Pareto solutions and complicates the derived answers. To address these problems, researchers often incorporate the concepts of fuzzy sets and evolutionary algorithms into MOP models. Focusing on the methodologies and applications of this field, Fuzzy Multiple... more...

The present "Vol 1: Techniques and Applications" of the "Handbook on Decision Making" presents a useful collection of AI techniques , as well as other complementary methodologies, that are useful for the design and development of intelligent decision support systems. Application examples of how these intelligent decision support systems can be utilized to help tackle a variety of real-world problems in different domains, such as business, management,... more...

Why are group decisions so hard? Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups—first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups. And having more than one person to help decide is good because the group benefits from the collective knowledge of all of its members, and this results in better decisions.... more...

A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new... more...

Every business uses business processes. These are the everyday tasks you do to obtain and keep customers, maintain a competitive edge, and stay profitable. They are also the tasks that keep the lights on, the coffee machine filled, your phones connected, your payroll run, and your bills sent. Using an example that is familiar to all businesses, this book shows how to easily automate it and turn it into a process-based... more...



The economic crisis of 2008 2009 was a transformational event: it demonstrated that smart people aren't as smart as they and the public think. The crisis arose because a lot of highly educated people in high-impact positions political power brokers, business leaders, and large segments of the general public made a lot of bad decisions despite unprecedented access to data, highly sophisticated decision support systems, methodological advances in the... more...

Do you know how to play the game you’re in?   In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified.   In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game; there is only ahead and behind.  ... more...

Q: What happens after a former engineer and music teacher explores the creative approaches found in art, science, technology, business, spirituality, and everyday living? A: He writes a humorously enlightening guidebook for anyone wanting to be creative - a book that will re-engineer your brain to think creatively. In "The Power of Thinking Differently," Javy W. Galindo takes us along on an adventurous tour of the creative process. Using fun... more...