- Gebundene Ausgabe: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Currency (26. März 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0307956393
- ISBN-13: 978-0307956392
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,9 x 3 x 21,7 cm
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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 26. März 2013
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“A leader's most important job is to make good decisions, which—minus perfect knowledge of the future—is tough to do consistently…The Heath brothers explain how to navigate the land mines laid by our irrational brains and improve our chances of good outcomes.” -Inc.
Bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath show you how to overcome your brain's natural shortcomings and make better decisions -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;" -- Isaiah 11:4 (NKJV)
I didn't run into the decision literature until the end of law school. My reaction was to think that this was the first time I'd learned anything practical since elementary school. I still feel that way.
Much of what has been written about making decisions is hard to follow, has too many graphs, employs too many unusual methods, and requires too much math. The Heath brothers break through those limitations to spell out the key lessons in simple language, explain what they mean with easy-to-understand examples, and provide things to avoid and do that are easy to implement correctly. If you get a little lost, the excellent one-page summaries at the end of each chapter will soon set you right.
I've decided to use this book in the future as the starting point for teaching my business students how to make better decisions. This book will bless them. I started applying the book with one student this last week, and I was delighted to see how much he gained from beginning to apply the directions.
The book is built around four typical problems with the way most people make decisions:
1. The first choice encountered is studied in terms of do or not do, rather than looking around for what better alternatives might exist. Instead, force yourself to widen your choices (with many suggestions for how to do so), study a variety of options at the same time to get a better feel for the issue, find successful examples and people who have already succeeded in finding and choosing a good option and learn from them.
2. Whatever is considered is colored by looking for evidence that confirms a "gut" feeling about what to do, rather than looking objectively. The Heath brothers suggest you apply reality tests by considering the opposite of what you first liked, be sure to understand what typical results are with different choices, and use small experiments to test your conclusions before deciding.
3. Strong emotions you happen to be feeling at the time sway you away from a better choice. Decisive recommends a number of techniques for creating more emotion-free space. One of the most interesting methods is simply to imagine what you would recommend that a friend do: We are more objective that way than in considering what's best for ourselves. In all circumstances, test the possible choices in terms of what you personal values and priorities are.
4. Having made a decision, we march forward as though it will be perfect. Wrong! The Heath brothers suggest you consider in advance what a mistake (missing an opportunity or taking on a new problem) can cost you (and let that influence your choice), prepare for the biggest risks, and set some rules for under what circumstances the choice will need to be abandoned or modified.
In doing all of this, we will be more successful by focusing on the process rather than the initial question.
Having given all that praise, let me add a few cautions.
First, this is an elementary book. Its advice for finding better alternatives is at the simplest end of how to go about doing so. Consequently, you probably won't find the best choices by using what's described here. You'll need to master some other skills and processes that uncover great choices that no one has done before.
Second, Decisive is a short and concentrated book. If you don't "get" an example, you may miss an important point. I know quite a lot about decision-making, and the material on bookending seemed overly dense to me, for instance. I suspect most people will be quite confused in that area.
Third, math can help. Like most popular books, Decisive avoids math ... probably more than is good for the reader. Decision-making involves more than just dealing with the psychological issues that are the book's focus.
Is there a better beginner book? I don't think so.
+ It offers guidance to tackle decisions from a broader perspective. It sure helped me to develop a broader view
+ It comes with an one pager that summarizes the book perfectly
+ It explains in simple terms and provides interesting stories to support the arguments
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The authors of Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath, maintain that a good process is essential to making good decisions, whether in work or personal life. They identify four major obstacles to making good decisions: narrow framing, confirmation bias, short-term emotion, and overconfidence. Benjamin Franklin’s “moral algebra”, in which pros and cons are balanced against each other, is not a very good decision-making process because it addresses only one of the four obstacles. The Heath brothers propose the WRAP process to specifically address them: Widen your options (to counteract narrow framing), Reality-test your assumptions (to counteract confirmation bias), Attain distance before deciding (to counteract short-term emotion), and Prepare to be wrong (to counteract overconfidence).
Chip and Dan Heath summarize a wide range of literature on factors in decision making from psychology, economics, and management and illustrate their points with examples from many areas, including retailing, corporate mergers, advertising and marketing, high-tech business, scientific research, college and career choices, and personal relationships.
Like Chip and Dan Heath’s earlier books, such as Made to Stick, Decisive is engaging to read and practical. A feature of the WRAP process is that you can immediately start making better decisions by using only one or two of the elements of the method, such the “Vanishing Options Test”, “ooching” (performing a small experiment to test your hypotheses), the “10/10/10” perspective, or setting tripwires. The more of the method you use, the better your decisions will be, but you can “ooch” your way to better decisions almost immediately.
Since reading "Decisive" I have been using elements of the WRAP process in making personal and business decisions and already see an improvement in the quality of those decisions. I purchased copies of "Decisive" for relatives who are are facing college and career decisions and I think the WRAP process will help them make better decisions in those areas. And I have been recommending "Decisive" to my colleagues and staff too, to help them improve their decisions.
Here is what I find most useful:
1) I have now created mental trip-wires to alert me when I am going down the path of a wrong decision. For an example, there are never good either-or decisions - if you only have two options, always find a meaningful third. This book helps provide ways to find good third options.
2) In relationship with friends and clients, this has given me a great way to approach problems when someone is struggling with a decision. For example, I know someone who was struggling between different colleges. I suggested that when they took tours, they not only asked students at the college what they liked about the college, but to ask, "So this is truly a good school - but no school is the perfect fit for everyone. Can you give me three reasons why this school may not be a good fit for someone?" This really helped her in making her decision.
I don't want to repeat what others have already said, but their "WRAP" method is brilliant. It is a quick read (the audio book is good too) and will really impact how you make future decisions.
Over the course of the book Chip and Dan Heath discuss what impedes good decision making by describing the four obstacles to good decision making and then presenting the WRAP process to address them. The four obstacles are:
First - Narrow Framing (unduly limiting the options we consider). Their approach is to consider ""Can I do this and that?" instead of "Can I do this or that?"
Second - The Confirmation Bias (seeking out information that bolsters our beliefs). Here they stress that a broader search for information both supporting and non-supporting in order to have a truer discussion of the ramifications of a decision.
Third - Short Term Emotion (being swayed by emotions that will not fade). Andy Grove is used as the example - "What would our successors do if we were not here?" in order to take emotions out of the decision.
Fourth - Overconfidence (having too much faith in our predictions). "Who wants to hear actors talk?" "Four-piece groups with guitars, particularly, are finished."
The WRAP process stands for:
* Widen Your Options: avoiding a narrow frame, multitracking and finding someone who has already solved your problem.
* Reality-Test Your Assumptions: consider the opposite, zoom in and out, and ooch.
* Attain Distance Before Deciding: overcome short-term emotion and honor your core priorities.
* Prepare to be Wrong: bookend the future and set a tripwire.
The book contains a one page summary at the end of each chapter. In addition there is a next steps section, recommended reading list, sample clinics, and examples for overcoming obstacles. In addition, there is additional resource material available on the Heath Brothers website.
I recommend this book for anyone or organization that is looking to improve their decision making process.
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