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Publisher Description

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.

Business & Personal Finance
March 26
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Sara Sigel ,

Practical for work and personal decisions

Decisive provides a framework and process so it is flexible enough to imagine using in my life. Will continue to reference it when making choices at work and set trip wires to avoid autopilot.

Abdo Zozo ,

Decision holy book

This book should be a must read for anyone interested in knowing how to make process-oriented decisions that you won't regret irrespective of results. The WRAP process suggested in this book ensures you explore all the opportunities, test them, and prepare to be wrong. It helped me a lot in making crucial decisions.

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