Decisive

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work Decisive
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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. Along the way, we learn the answers to critical questions, like 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.

Articles, reviews, TED Talks, etc. related to the book Decisive

1. Review (USA TodayReview — A Witty Guide to Good Decisions
Kerry Hannon
April 18, 2013

2. Review (Michael HyattA 4-Step Process for Making Better Decisions
Michael Hyatt
March 25, 2013

3. Podcast, interview (Knowledge@Wharton‘Decisive’: Chip Heath on How to Make Better Decisions
Multiple broadcasters (audio)
July 1, 2013 (12:30 min.)

4. Podcast (Social TriggersHow to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work 
Derek Halpern
(45:54 min.)

5. Video (The Rotman School) How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Chip Heath
May 28, 2013 (3:58 min.)

 

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