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Davison Avery April 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

TEMPO is a wonderfully readable exposition of the fundamentals of decision-making filled with insight, wisdom and ironic wit. Venkat leads us to a deeper appreciation of our lives around us through the
development and practice of a new and highly relevant decision-making framework. Ribbonfarm readers will be treated to the same illuminating narrative-analysis style that is so distinctively Venkat.


Hosh Hsiao April 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Information advantage lets you seize important, yet fleeting
opportunities. Occasionally, you find a gem of wisdom and piercing
insight that endures — if you know how to use it well. Venkatesh
Rao’s /Tempo/ is one such treasure: ignore this book at your own


Julio May 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Tempo is a rich and nuanced exploration of the decision making art. It is a book that, despite its conversational style, is wildly ambitious in its challenge of calculative rationality as a useful framework for understanding human behavior. Narrative rationality puts decisions in a completely human context; they are taken by individuals acting as part of a world that is always alive with story, ambiguity, and emotion.


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