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Making Smart Decisions

Publisher: Harvard Business Publishing
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Book Summary of Making Smart Decisions

Why do bad decisions happen to good managers?

If you need the best practices and ideas for smart decision making--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

This collection of HBR articles will help you:

Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo
Support your decisions with diverse data
Avoid choices that justify past bad decisions
Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor
Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning
Test your decisions with experiments
Foster and address constructive criticism
Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability
Root out unconscious prejudices

Table of Contents
This collection includes these best-selling HBR articles:

The Hidden Traps in Decision Making – John S. Hammond, Ralph L.Keeney & Howard Raiffa
Delusions of Success: How Optimism Undermines Executives' Decisions – Dan Lovallo & Daniel Kahneman
Conquering a Culture of Indecision – Ram Charan
Evidence-Based Management – Jeffrey Pefeffer & Robert I.Sutton
What You Don't Know About Making Decisions – David A. Garvin & Michael A. Roberto
Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational
Performance – Paul Rogers & Marcia Blenko
How (Un)ethical Are You? – Mahzarin R. Banaji, Max H. Bazerman & Dolly Chugh
Make Better Decisions – Thomas H. Davenport
Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions – Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead & Sydney Finkelstein
Stop Making Plans; Start Making Decisions – Michael C. Mankins & Richard Steele

Details of Book: Making Smart Decisions (BSID:2031)

Book Making Smart Decisions
Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN 1422172392
ISBN-13 9781422172391, 978-1422172391
Binding papeback
Publisher Harvard Business Publishing
Publishing Date 2011
Number of Pages 272
Language English
Dimensions 8.27 x 5.55 x 0.74 inches
Weight 245 grams

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Kylewong July 15, 2012 review from Goodreads

**1. the hidden traps in decision makingpsychological traps:i. the anchoring trap (giving disproportionate weight to the first information it receives)e.g. 1st question: is the population of turkey greater than 35 million2nd question: what's your best estimate of Turkey's populatione.g. during ne...

Jcrane1095 November 03, 2012 review from Goodreads

Nice collection of articles on decision making.


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