Summary of Thinking in Time
From THINKING IN TIME: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May. Copyright © 1986 by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May. Reprinted by permission of Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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- Concrete Examples
In this erudite text, Harvard historians and former presidential advisers Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May offer detailed examples of what went wrong to show that history teaches people and societies how to do what’s right. This compelling work covers debacles, disasters and decisions gone horrible awry, and the authors provide nuanced information on how to choose among options and implement decisions. Executives and anyone looking for decision-making guidance will find this a useful reference.
About the Authors
Richard Elliott Neustadt (1919–2003) taught at Cornell, Columbia and Harvard, where he was the first director of the Harvard Institute of Politics. Ernest Richard May (1928–2009) served on the 9/11 commission and taught full-time at Harvard for 55 years. He and Neustadt won the 1988 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for Thinking in Time.