Hello and welcome to the topic of making decisions.
My name is J. Russo, Professor at Cornell University,
and the first of the Henry Stewart Talks on decision making will be presented by me.
But I would like you to know there's a whole series that I'll try and suggest
how the other more detailed talks fit into the larger picture.
Please allow me to begin with a friendly challenge.
The challenge is really about the value of the time
that you're putting into listening to this talk.
Let me suggest that you take a moment
and follow the instructions on the screen.
What advice would you give to a young person entering your organization,
your profession, about how to make decisions?
What are the five points that would seem to you
to be most important that someone should know
about making good decisions in your profession?
Take a moment if you would and write down what you think is good advice.
We'll return to this later
and a comparison between the before, now, and the after, that is the later,
will inform you about the value that you may be able to get from today's talk.