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Decisive

How To Make Better Choices In Life And Work

By Chip Heath

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick, tackle one of the most critical topics in our work and personal lives: how to make better decisions.
 
   Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings doesn’t fix the problem, any more than knowing that we are nearsighted helps us to see. The real question is: How can we do better?

   In Decisive, the Heaths, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and compulsively readable style, Decisive takes readers on an unforgettable journey, from a rock star’s ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO’s disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions.

   Along the way, we learn the answers to critical questions like these: How can we stop the cycle of agonizing over our decisions? How can we make group decisions without destructive politics? And how can we ensure that we don’t overlook precious opportunities to change our course? 

   Decisive is the Heath brothers’ most powerful—and important—book yet, offering fresh strategies and practical tools enabling us to make better choices. Because the right decision, at the right moment, can make all the difference.




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Format: Book
Author: Heath, Chip
Summary: The authors introduce a four-step process designed to counteract the biases that inevitably creep into the decision-making process.
Title: Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work / Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Business, c2013.
Subject: Decision making
Isbn: 9780307956392 0307956393
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Format: Book
Author: Heath, Chip
Summary: The authors introduce a four-step process designed to counteract the biases that inevitably creep into the decision-making process.
Title: Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work / Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Business, c2013.
Description: 316 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Decision making
Other Author: Heath, Dan, 1973-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-256) and index.
Contents: The four villains of decision-making -- Avoid a narrow frame -- Multitracking -- Find someone who's solved your problem -- Consider the opposite -- Zoom in, zoom out -- Ooch -- Overcome short-term emotion -- Honor your core priorities -- Bookend the future -- Set a tripwire -- Trusting the process.
LCCN: 2012038225
ISBN: 9780307956392
ISBN: 0307956393
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Call Number: 153.83 Hea