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The best decision making books

The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking
The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking
Mikael Krogerus. 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...

The Science of Intelligent Decision Making:  How to Think More Clearly, Save Your Time, and Maximize Your Happiness. Destroy Indecision!
The Science of Intelligent Decision Making: How to Think More Clearly, Save Your Time, and Maximize Your Happiness. Destroy Indecision!
Peter Hollins. Are you overwhelmed with information and paralyzed by pressure? Constantly missing opportunities because your intuition is wrong? You can’t just rely on your gut instinct or “hunch” when you make decisions...

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (McGraw-Hill Series in Social Psychology)
The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (McGraw-Hill Series in Social Psychology)
Scott Plous. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING offers a comprehensive introduction to the field with a strong focus on the social aspects of decision making processes. Winner of the prestigious William James Book Award, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING is an informative and engaging introduction...

What's Your Decision?: How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity: An Ignatian Approach to Decision Making
What's Your Decision?: How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity: An Ignatian Approach to Decision Making
J. Michael Sparough SJ. Do you have an effective decision making process in place, one that you can consistently rely on to help you make good decisions? Most people don't, and as a result they are never quite certain if they have made the best choice, and if their final decision was truly a good decision...

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

Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making (MIT Press)
Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making (MIT Press)
Gary A. Klein. An expert explains how the conventional wisdom about decision making can get us into trouble--and why experience can't be replaced by rules, procedures, or analytical methods. In making decisions, when should we go with our gut and when should we try to analyze every option? When should we use our intuition...

Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way (The Art of Spiritual Living)
Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way (The Art of Spiritual Living)
Nancy L. Bieber. Stay spiritually grounded and open to divine wisdom as you shape your life. "To make wise decisions, we need the aid of that wise and loving Spirit whose wisdom and light exceed our own. With the Spirit illuminating the complexities of our decisions, we can see and understand more about ourselves and...

Surviving Infidelity: Making Decisions, Recovering from the Pain, 3rd Edition
Surviving Infidelity: Making Decisions, Recovering from the Pain, 3rd Edition
Rona B Subotnik. What Now? - Nothing your marriage has sustained in the past compares to the pain of discovering that your spouse has been unfaithful. The betrayal, rage, sadness, and jealousy is unlike anything you've experienced before...

Making Great Decisions: For a Life Without Limits
Making Great Decisions: For a Life Without Limits
T.D. Jakes. The star of BETs Mind, Body & Soul, and featured guest speaker on Oprah’s Lifeclass, Potter’s House pastor, T. D. Jakes turns his attention to the topic of relationships, guiding you on the right track to making decisions you will benefit from for the rest of your life...

Critical Thinking: 50 Best Strategies to Think Smart and Clear,  Get Logical Thinking, and Improve  Your Decision Making Skills
Critical Thinking: 50 Best Strategies to Think Smart and Clear, Get Logical Thinking, and Improve Your Decision Making Skills
Christ Lewis. 50 Best Strategies to Have Critical Thinking Skills Aside from life's basic necessities, such as food and water, critical thinking is considered by many as a key ingredient to a healthy and successful life...

Making Great Decisions in Business and Life
Making Great Decisions in Business and Life
David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper. The phrase "work smarter, not harder" has been repeatedly ridiculed in the Dilbert comic strip and elsewhere, not because it is a bad idea, but because it is thrown like a brick lifesaver to drowning employees...

Rational Choice in an Uncertain World: The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Rational Choice in an Uncertain World: The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Reid Hastie. "The authors are highly respected as leading figures in the field of judgment and decision making. There are many existing books on topics related to judgment and decision making, but this book makes a unique contribution to this field because of its systematic and scholarly approach, and its breadth...

Neuroscience and the Economics of Decision Making (Routledge Advances in Experimental and Computable Economics)
Neuroscience and the Economics of Decision Making (Routledge Advances in Experimental and Computable Economics)
. In the last two decades there has been a flourishing research carried out jointly by economists, psychologists and neuroscientists. This meltdown of competences has lead towards original approaches to investigate the mental and cognitive mechanisms involved in the way the economic agent collects, processes...

Wharton on Making Decisions
Wharton on Making Decisions
. Perspectives from leaders in decision science at Wharton Organized in part through Wharton's Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, the book assembles leading researchers from Wharton's business faculty who demonstrate how to apply the latest approaches in decision-making from four perspectives:...

Making Career Decisions that Count: A Practical Guide (3rd Edition) Darrell Anthony Luzzo. Looking for a book that provides “undecided” college students and those considering a career change with valuable tools and strategies to successfully engage in the career decision-making process? With effective, hands-on activities and an engaging conversational tone, Making Career Decisions That...

Decision Making and Problem Solving (Creating Success) John Adair. Line managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that problems are solved in the optimal way and that the ideas and innovations for tomorrow's business flow freely.   Decision Making and Problem Solving helps them master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making,...

Making Good Decisions: A Beginner's Guide Brian Grogan. A fresh and enthusiastic guide to good decision-making, both personal and social, this book will be helpful to anyone, Christian or otherwise, trying to make wise choices. Clearly presented, this book thoughtfully explores how our decision-making process can be enriched when placed in the context of...

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell. In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. - Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink...

Knock Knock Make a Decision Pad Knock Knock. The agony and sleeplessness wasted on resolving dilemmas of import are time and energy you'll never get back. Fortunately, there's now a tool to alleviate these woes. Walk through the steps of "Make a Decision" and you'll never equivocate again...

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self Manoush Zomorodi. "Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative...

The Power of Decision: A Step-by-Step Program to Overcome Indecision and Live Without Failure Forever (Tarcher Master Mind Editions) Raymond Charles Barker. Introducing the first book in a powerful new series, The Tarcher Master Mind Editions: Essential Books of Inspiration, Instruction, and Motivation. - What mind can conceive, man can achieve. - Our decisions impact every area of our lives...

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition (Business Books) Kerry Patterson Corporate Consultant. The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate “[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world...

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness Richard H. Thaler. For fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, a revelatory new look at how we make decisions   More than 750,000 copies sold   A New York Times bestseller An Economist Best Book of the Year A Financial Times Best Book of the Year...

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg McKeown. INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  - Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life? - Do you often find yourself stretched too thin?   Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?   Are you frequently busy but not productive?   Do you feel like your time...

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Marie Kondō. This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing...

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath. Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? - The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick...

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Bill Burnett. #1 New York Times Bestseller  - At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage  - Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking...

The Compound Effect Darren Hardy. No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default...

Death or Disability?: The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children Dominic Wilkinson. In ancient Rome parents would consult the priestess Carmentis shortly after birth to obtain prophecies of the future of their newborn infant. Today, parents and doctors of critically ill children consult a different oracle...

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