The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 30, 2012 - Business & Economics - 176 pages

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.
 

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User Review  - CaroPi - LibraryThing

This book is very interesting to teach you how to create a map of your decisions. It can be apply to your private life or to th professional life, personally i will used more in my professional life. I like a little bit of magic in the personal one. Read full review

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User Review  - spbooks - LibraryThing

A quick easy read. Useful as a rough list of "models" for decision making (although not all are models or for decision making). Useful as a thought provoker but models are dealt with unevenly and ... Read full review

Contents

Instructions for
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How to find the rightsolution
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Am lpursuing the rightgoal?
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Why you have to
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Whyit is important to make
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So what next?
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What makes you happy?
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What your taste in music says about you
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Mikael Krogerus is an editor with Das Magazin, the weekly supplement to Switzerland’s biggest newspaper.

Roman Tschäppeler is a designer and creative producer.

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