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  • Decisive

  • How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
  • Written by: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Decisive

Written by: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
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Just making a decision can be hard enough, but how do you begin to judge whether it's the right one? Chip and Dan Heath, authors of number one New York Times best seller Switch, show you how to overcome your brain's natural shortcomings. 

In Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath draw on decades of psychological research to explain why we so often get it very badly wrong - why our supposedly rational brains are frequently tripped up by powerful biases and wishful thinking. At the same time they demonstrate how relatively easy it is to avoid the pitfalls and find the best answers, offering four simple principles that we can all learn and follow. In the process, they show why it is that experts frequently make mistakes. They demonstrate the perils of getting trapped in a narrow decision frame. And they explore people's tendency to be over-confident about how their choices will unfold. 

Drawing on case studies as diverse as the downfall of Kodak and the inspiring account of a cancer survivor, they offer both a fascinating tour through the workings of our minds and an invaluable guide to making smarter decisions.

Winner in the Practical Manager category of the CMI Management Book of the Year awards 2014.

©2013 Chip Heath and Dan Heath (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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process is important than decisions

provides with a clear practical framework to follow to get better with your decisions. examples set the context on how to use the framework and which aspects of it needs to be used

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A big nonsense book.

No proper analysis. Waste of time. Gives so many examples and repeatedly conveys the same point.

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Decision making made easy!!

an excellent book on decision making, not to miss 'Clinics' and 'Overcoming obstacles' sections at the end.

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Practical

Enjoyed the book. Made copious notes and started applying the approach at work and life as I was reading through the book itself. I like it that the authors have given a framework to help retain the broad thought process as well.

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Thought Provoking Decisive Read

Solid Ideas, Concepts Backed by Research
I like the way Heath brothers introduce Ideas, concepts backed by solid research. The real life events, illustrations add to the practical aspect of ideas and make it interesting. Recommend to anyone who wants to become Decisive.

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  • Casper
  • 16-06-21

another masterpiece from the Heath brothers

it is always a delight to read the fantastic tales of design thinking and behavioral economics from the heath brothers!

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  • Dianne Boulton
  • 12-03-20

useful read

loved this book. Very good practical advice on decision making. lots of interesting examples.

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  • Mogens Abel-Bache
  • 11-03-21

good tangible strategies

the book contains good tangible strategies, and excellent examples of successful decision making processes. I'm maybe lacking a few anti patterns of the application, and maybe examples of turnarounds in those situation

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  • JT
  • 24-07-22

good book but I was not sold toll middle

good book but I was not sold toll middle of the book.
read this before important decisions