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maximiser

A popular term for a person who tries to make the best possible choice among all the options available. Maximisers tend to be less satisfied with life than are satisfiers, who accept a more baseline standard for the choices they make.
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Or if the Career Decision Scale (Osipow & Winer, 1996) revealed that a client is highly indecisive, the CMS could discern whether this could be due to a strong desire to maximize career decisions.
Alternatively, claiming Social Security at age 70 maximizes Social Security benefits.
Moreover, it is socially desirable to reorganize large-market clubs first because in mixed leagues it is better if the large-market clubs maximize profits instead of the small-market clubs.
This makes it possible for a firm to determine how much it is being paid to take different types of risk, and to decide whether and how it should alter the composition and magnitude of its total risk so as to maximize its value.
It would be a shocking coincidence indeed if this bore any resemblance to be the vision that actually maximizes society's well-being.
In addition, by combining SAS wide ports with PCI Express wide lanes, a system designer can maximize total storage system performance.
The operator model, on the other hand, is one that places a premium on "the extraordinary systems, processes, procedures, methodology (the infrastructure) to maximize the potential of the people that work within it." The essential element to a succession, as you may have guessed by now, is bridging the gaps between the superstar and operator models.
It was there that James would realize his best business idea yet: teaching the masses how to maximize their investments in personal digital assistants.
Basketball coaches who are always looking for ways to maximize their scoring are invited to check out the Boise State Baseline Out of Bounds (BLOB) play.
Maximize (7-2) became the first runner from the Martin Pipe stable to book his place in the Coral Welsh National when he gained a first victory of the season in the South West Racing Club Handicap Chase at Exeter yesterday.
Rackable Systems' innovative storage server designs maximize density by providing up to 134 terabytes of storage in a single cabinet using patented back-to-back form factors.
The problem is that the social mandate given to these corporations is to maximize profit.