The Decision Book 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

The Decision Book  50 Models for Strategic Thinking
Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Release: 2012-01-30
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780393241341
Language: en
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A short, sharp guide to tackling life’s biggest challenges: understanding ourselves and making the right choices. Every day offers moments of decision, from what to eat for lunch to how to settle a dispute with a colleague. Still larger questions loom: How can I motivate my team? How can I work more efficiently? What is the long tail anyway? Whether you’re a newly minted MBA, a chronic second-guesser, or just someone eager for a new vantage point, The Decision Book presents fifty models for better structuring, and subsequently understanding, life’s steady challenges. Interactive and thought-provoking, this illustrated workbook offers succinct summaries of popular strategies, including the Rubber Band Model for dilemmas with many directions, the Personal Performance Model to test whether to change jobs, and the Black Swan Model to illustrate why experience doesn’t guarantee wisdom. Packed with familiar tools like the Pareto Principle, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and an unusual exercise inspired by Warren Buffet, The Decision Book is the ideal reference for flexible thinkers.

The Decision Book

The Decision Book
Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Release: 2017-07-13
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781782834052
Language: en
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Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently? This updated edition of the international bestseller distils into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used on MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions - from the well known (the Eisenhower matrix for time management) to the less familiar but equally useful (the Swiss Cheese model). It will even show you how to remember everything you will have learned by the end of it. Stylish and compact, this little black book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plot a presentation, assess someone's business idea or get to know yourself better, this unique guide will help you simplify any problem and take steps towards the right decision.

The Change Book

The Change Book
Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Release: 2013-01-03
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 171
ISBN: 9781847658845
Language: en
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How do you make your way in a world that is changing at an unprecedented rate? Why do we have less and less time? Why are some people unfaithful? How can our government act against threats before they happen? This book is about change - from the small and seemingly insignificant transitions in our day-to-day lives, to the big and almost incomprehensible shifts in human history. Drawing on expert advice and often complex theories, the authors of the bestselling The Decision Book present fifty simple and effective models to help us make sense of change in our world. Change is happening all around us, in every sphere from the personal and political to economics and the environment. In The Change Book you'll find models explaining the financial crisis, why biotechnology is the industry of the future and why cities are the new nations. Whether you're buying a new car, deciding who to vote for, or making an investment, this little black book will offer surprisingly simple explanations of our complicated world - and radically challenge some of your preconceived ideas.

The Decision Maker

The Decision Maker
Author: Dennis Bakke
Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Pear Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780983263340
Language: en
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Who makes the important decisions in your organization? Strategy, product development, budgeting, compensation—such key decisions typically are made by company leaders. That’s what bosses are for, right? But maybe the boss isn’t the best person to make the call. That’s the conclusion Dennis Bakke came to, and he used it to build AES into a Fortune 200 global power company with 27,000 people in 27 countries. He used it again to create Imagine Schools, the largest non-profit charter-school network in the U.S. As a student at Harvard Business School, Bakke made hundreds of decisions using the case-study method. He realized two things: decision-making is the best way to develop people; and that shouldn't stop at business school. So Bakke spread decision-making throughout his organizations, fully engaging people at all levels. Today, Bakke has given thousands of people the freedom and responsibility to make decisions that matter. In The Decision Maker, a leadership fable loosely based on Bakke's experience, the New York Times bestselling author shows us how giving decisions to the people closest to the action can transform any organization. The idea is simple. The results are powerful. When leaders put real control into the hands of their people, they tap incalculable potential. The Decision Maker, destined to be a business classic, holds the key to unlocking the potential of every person in your organization.

The Little Black Book of Decision Making

The Little Black Book of Decision Making
Author: Michael Nicholas
Release: 2017-08-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857087027
Language: en
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The secret to making the right call in an increasingly complex world The decisions we make every day – frequently automatic and incredibly fast – impact every area of our lives. The Little Black Book of Decision Making delves into the cognition behind decision making, guiding you through the different ways your mind approaches various scenarios. You'll learn to notice that decision making is a matter of balance between your rational side and your intuition – the trick is in honing your intuition to steer you down the right path. Pure reasoning cannot provide all of the answers, and relying solely on intuition could prove catastrophic in business. There must be a balance between the two, and the proportions may change with each situation. This book helps you quickly pinpoint the right mix of logic and 'gut feeling,' and use it to find the best possible solution. Balance logic and intuition in your decision making approach Avoid traps set by the mind's inherent bias Understand the cognitive process of decision making Sharpen your professional judgement in any situation Decision making is the primary difference between organisations that lead and those that struggle. The Little Black Book of Decision Making helps you uncover errors in thinking before they become errors in judgement.

The Question Book

The Question Book
Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 75
ISBN: 9781847657985
Language: en
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What would be your ideal job if you didn't have to worry about money? Would you like to have more responsibility or less? How far would you go for a promotion? When did you last stand up for what you believe in? What are you afraid of? In this unique handbook to your own life and work, there are no right or wrong answers: only honest ones. Featuring sections on subjects everyone can relate to, from the professional (work and finance), to the personal (sex and relationships), The Question Book can be used alone, like a journal; or with a colleague, partner or friend. It will probe and enlighten on everything, including what your boss really thinks about you, whether you are in the right job, and what motivates you to get out of bed every morning. These wide-ranging questions - which provoke short 'yes or no's as well as open-ended responses that dig deeper - are pertinent, direct, and compulsively fun to answer. In The Question Book, you are under the spotlight. And only you have the answer.

The Decision Maker s Playbook

The Decision Maker s Playbook
Author: Simon Mueller,Julia Dhar
Release: 2019
Editor: Pearson UK
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781292129365
Language: en
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The Test Book

The Test Book
Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Release: 2015-10-05
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780393247053
Language: en
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An essential library of tests for self-knowledge and success, from the strategic thinking experts behind the international bestseller The Decision Book. Are you clever? Can you self-motivate? Are you creative? How do you handle money? Can you lead others well? With their trademark style and wit, best-selling authors Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler present sixty-four tests spanning intelligence and personality type; creativity and leadership skills; fitness and lifestyle; and knowledge and belief. From what you see in a Rorschach test to comparing your workout against a Navy SEAL’s, from EQ to IQ and Myers-Briggs in between, The Test Book offers a panoply of ways to assess yourself and decide what you need to succeed. As Krogerus and Tschäppeler highlight, you can only know whether you have the right skills, the right job, or the right partner when you know where you stand right now. Small enough to fit in your pocket but packed with insight and good humor, The Test Book delivers a quick, fun way to evaluate your life and happiness.

The Decision

The Decision
Author: Britta Böhler
Release: 2015-11-15
Editor: Haus Publishing
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781910376225
Language: en
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This intriguing novel follows German author Thomas Mann during three crucial days in 1936. Away in Switzerland and fearing arrest by the Nazis upon his return to Germany, Mann must choose whether to travel back to Munich. He decides to release an open letter to the regime in a Swiss newspaper but is then tortured by doubt: his Jewish publisher in Germany will be furious with the unwelcome attention Mann’s letter is sure to bring, and by choosing exile, isn’t the writer abandoning his loyal readers back home? Will the Nazis burn his books? Will they confiscate his diaries, which include intimate, homoerotic confessions? Britta Böhler shows us one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers as a family man, a father, a writer, and a man with moral doubts. We see a human soul trapped in a historical setting that forces him to make a seemingly impossible choice. A convincing depiction of a dilemma addressed only sparsely in Mann’s own writings, The Decision eloquently explores the all-too-human price of confronting totalitarianism.

The Decision Makeover

The Decision Makeover
Author: Mike Whitaker
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781626344273
Language: en
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The secret of happy and successful people? Their ability to make good decisions. Changing careers, launching a business, starting a family, buying a home, moving to a new city? How do you know whether you’re making the right decision? In The Decision Makeover, Mike Whitaker offers a thoughtful and strategic approach for choosing wisely in all aspects of your life whether it’s about money, career, education, health, friends, or family. With his background in both business and psychology, he lays out a decision-making process that gives you the power to achieve your dreams. He even explains what to do if you’ve made some poor decisions along the way, so that you can move ahead without regret. Whitaker emphasizes the importance of understanding the difference between small and big decisions, and shows why defining your essential goals is the key to overcoming the roadblocks that can derail your progress. He reveals: • why your next decision could change your life forever • why you make bad decisions • how to avoid self-destructive decision-making • how to proceed confidently toward future decisions Filledwith engaging anecdotes and interactive exercises, The Decision Makeover gives you the tools to finally achieve all that you want. For young people just beginning to make important life decisions, or those who have seen it all and are ready for a “reset,” this timeless book is a must-have for anyone wanting to achieve the maximum success possible through purposeful decision making.

Smart Decisions

Smart Decisions
Author: Thomas N. Martin
Release: 2016-04-29
Editor: Springer
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781137537003
Language: en
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Today's world is complex and getting more so each day. Huge multinational corporations, international crisis and fast breaking events require most people to make decisions on a daily basis without the tools to understand the long term impact that today's decision might create. Because most people have never really been trained in how to make important complex decisions most people rely on experience, and 'gut reaction' which is okay for many decisions, but not okay for decision that will have meaningful impact on organizations and individual. Decision makers need to develop the art and science of strategic decision making. Here, Professor Thomas Martin explains the need for decision makers to modify their thinking about how they deal with acquiring and analyzing information in each of the decision-making process steps. This approach requiring thinking modification will lengthen the process, make it more complex, and to some more arduous, but the comprehensiveness of the new thinking approach should lead to improved and more effective decision making. In this book, Dr. Martin presents a thinking modification framework that asserts that in the decision-making process, there are three situational states — a current state, future state, and a transitional state that one must deliberate in finding a solution. For each of these situational states, Martin develops an identical five-step process to determine the best decision to make. The steps of this process include: • Change-Needing Situational Analysis • Challenge Framing & Causal Analysis • Generating Solution Ideas • Choosing a Solution Set • Implementation and Aftermath Planning This book will appeal to decision makers, leaders, and students of management who want a specific framework that details the process behind making strategic, well-informed decisions.

Decision Quality

Decision Quality
Author: Carl Spetzler,Hannah Winter,Jennifer Meyer
Release: 2016-02-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781119144694
Language: en
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Add value with every decision using a simple yet powerful framework Few things are as valuable in business, and in life, as the ability to make good decisions. Can you imagine how much more rewarding your life and your business would be if every decision you made were the best it could be? Decision Quality empowers you to make the best possible choice and get more of what you truly want from every decision. Dr. Carl Spetzler is a leader in the field of decision science and has worked with organizations across industries to improve their decision-making capabilities. He and his co-authors, all experienced consultants and educators in this field, show you how to frame a problem or opportunity, create a set of attractive alternatives, identify relevant uncertain information, clarify the values that are important in the decision, apply tools of analysis, and develop buy-in among stakeholders. Their straightforward approach is elegantly simple, yet practical and powerful. It can be applied to all types of decisions. Our business and our personal lives are marked by a stream of decisions. Some are small. Some are large. Some are life-altering or strategic. How well we make those decisions truly matters. This book gives you a framework and thinking tools that will help you to improve the odds of getting more of what you value from every choice. You will learn: The six requirements for decision quality, and how to apply them The difference between a good decision and a good outcome Why a decision can only be as good as the best of the available alternatives Methods for making both "significant" and strategic decisions The mental traps that undermine decision quality and how to avoid them How to deal with uncertainty—a factor in every important choice How to judge the quality of a decision at the time you're making it How organizations have benefited from building quality into their decisions. Many people are satisfied with 'good enough' when making important decisions. This book provides a method that will take you and your co-workers beyond 'good enough' to true Decision Quality.

The Little Book of Big Decision Models

The Little Book of Big Decision Models
Author: Jim McGrath
Release: 2015-11-16
Editor: Pearson UK
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9781292098388
Language: en
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Leaders and Managers want quick answers, quick ways to reach solutions, ways and means to access knowledge that won’t eat into their precious time and quick ideas that deliver a big result. The Little Book of Big Decision Models cuts through all the noise and gives managers access to the very best decision-making models that they need to to keep things moving forward. Every model is quick and easy to read and delivers the essential information and know-how quickly, efficiently and memorably.

One Decision

One Decision
Author: Mike Bayer
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780593296011
Language: en
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A New York Times Bestseller From Dr. Phil show regular and author of the New York Times bestselling Best Self: Be You, Only Better, a plan for taking immediate steps to improving your life Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw It is estimated that we make 35,000 decisions every day. Right now, at least one decision we make will have a powerful ripple effect across all aspects of our life. But One Decision isn't about taking one overwhelming big step; it's about starting with a single, important choice we can make every day: the decision to be authentic. It is the decision to know who you are, to be who you are, and express yourself authentically. Whether you find yourself up against a new challenge, deciding on a change in direction, or in need of a total reinvention, Coach Mike has created a powerful blueprint to help you connect with your authenticity so that your life reflects who you truly are. With the tools in this book, you can transform what the obstacles in your life into new opportunities. He shows you how to stop constantly over-thinking the "big" decisions and reconnect with your gut instincts and make all of your decisions with confidence and peace of mind. And, this book helps you navigate the forces that routinely drive your decision making, ensuring that you're motivated by facts instead of fears, clarity over confusion, and evidence over emotion. One Decision is an inspiring and practical action plan to help you improve your life, find your purpose, improve your mental health and relationships, work on your physical health, and even make more money. Drawing on twenty years of experience helping individuals from all walks of life make real and lasting change, Coach Mike has a refreshing approach for motivating you to take a risk, be bold, and take real action toward a better life. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE

The Decision Making Blueprint

The Decision Making Blueprint
Author: Patrik Edblad
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Good Life Blueprints
Pages: 164
ISBN: 1942761988
Language: en
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Radically Upgrade Your Thinking & Dramatically Increase Your Success!What if there was a way to routinely make smart decisions? What if you could reliably avoid costly mistakes? What if you could remarkably improve your results in all areas of life? Mental trainer and best-selling author Patrik Edblad has helped tens of thousands of readers to think rationally, logically, and effectively. In this book, he lays out a simple, concise, and actionable guide to intelligent decision-making. Step-by-step, you'll discover: The cognitive biases that distort your thinking, and how to counteract them. The logical fallacies that derail your judgment, and how to prevent them. The mental models you need to equip your mind with to make great decisions. PLUS: The Decision-Making Blueprint Bonus Bundle - A FREE complimentary resource to easily apply everything you learn in your own decisions. Make a life-changing decision today! Get your copy NOW to radically improve your thinking and dramatically increase your success! Click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

The Decision

The Decision
Author: Penny Vincenzi
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Headline
Pages: 751
ISBN: 9780755383849
Language: en
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1960s fashion, affairs and heartbreak feature in THE DECISION from No 1 bestselling novelist Penny Vincenzi 'Teeming with memorable characters' Woman & Home Set against a vibrant sixties backdrop, this is the story of two bright young things: Eliza, an ex-deb making a splash in the world of fashion, and Matt, a working-class boy carving out a serious name for himself in property. Their story begins with a love affair, closely followed by a marriage, followed by a baby. But whilst their relationship is at first fuelled by passion, it's not of the enduring kind, and soon what started out with such promise descends into a harrowing divorce case and an epic custody battle. With everything at stake for both Eliza and Matt, and neither party willing to give up their little girl without a fight, it's high drama in the courts. Let battle begin...

From the Curb to a Castle

From the Curb to a Castle
Author: Robert Wessely
Release: 2015-01-05
Editor: WestBow Press
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781490863849
Language: en
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My name is Robert Wessely, and this is a true story about a relentless journey of one man’s will to survive on the streets as a homeless man. That man was me. My childhood was the typical American story. I was raised by loving parents and my father was a respected police officer. I wasn’t raised to be homeless, nor was I ever taught about the struggles that would come along with living on the streets. How did I get here? When was my next meal or warm shower going to come? Where will I sleep? Everything I had was gone, and the fears associated with my new way of life made it appear like there was no way out. Then it happened, and a way out did come along, but it didn’t take long to end up right back where I left off. Unfortunately, I found myself homeless with the love of my life and our children this time. The addictions we had were too controlling to recognize the grasp it had on our lives. Every day that we were on the streets could’ve been the last day we were spending with our children. It wasn’t until a man named Chuck, stepped into our lives on Christmas Eve, to show our family the true glory behind the grace of God. Hold on tight for this journey, and see how we went, “From the Curb to a Castle.”

Decision Making by the Book

Decision Making by the Book
Author: Haddon Robinson
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Our Daily Bread Publishing
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781572934900
Language: en
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It’s said that decisions are made in the details. And yet, we make hundreds, even thousands of decisions daily. So how do Christians process all those details and come up with answers that please God? In Decision-Making by the Book, author, lecturer, and radio personality, Haddon W. Robinson, takes his usual clear-eyed, not-a-word-wasted approach, to help you make decisions according to biblical principles—every time.

Neuroeconomics and the Decision Making Process

Neuroeconomics and the Decision Making Process
Author: Christiansen, Bryan
Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: IGI Global
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781466699908
Language: en
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Neuroeconomics has emerged as a field of study with the goal of understanding the human decision-making process and the mental consideration of multiple outcomes based on a selected action. In particular, neuroeconomics emphasizes how economic conditions can impact and influence the decision-making process and alternately, how human actions have the power to impact economic conditions. Neuroeconomics and the Decision-Making Process presents the latest research on the relationship between neuroscience, economics, and human decision-making, including theoretical foundations, real-world applications, and models for implementation. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach to neuroeconomic theory and study, this publication is an essential reference source for economists, psychologists, business professionals, and graduate-level students across disciplines.

Living the Decision

Living the Decision
Author: Phillip Bennett,Jaime Richards
Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1479344923
Language: en
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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Caught up in our lives, taking one tentative step at a time, we're swept along by a relentless tide of uncontrollable events. How often do we step back and seriously scrutinize how we're using our most precious resource: our oh-so-limited time? When Phillip Bennett was 10 years old, he was diagnosed with a degenerative neuromuscular disorder called Friedreich's Ataxia (FA). Unexpectedly, his life was thrust onto an entirely different and considerably shorter path than the one he thought and hoped he'd travel. In Living the Decision, Phillip shares how, with help of family and friends, he coped and sometimes thrived while enduring the degenerating effects of FA. Writing with his signature dry wit, Phillip recounts his journey; a journey jammed with love and laughter, joy and pain, struggle and grace. While reading the pages of Phillip's life, we learn lessons on how to make more out of our own. Living the Decision fulfills Phillip's final ambition. He lost his battle with Friedreich's Ataxia, but the war against it continues. FA continues to claim the lives of too many of Phillip's closest friends. He wrote Living the Decision with the intention that 100% of its proceeds be donated to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (www.curefa.org). These proceeds will be used to fund the Phillip Bennett Translational Research Award, so his goal can continue into the future - a future without Friedreich's Ataxia.