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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

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  • Posted March 27, 2013

    Wrap your hands not only around this book but the great insights

    Wrap your hands not only around this book but the great insights Chip and Dan Heath share in making better choices. They not only deal with the 4 villains that hinder  decision making, they also lay out 4 ways to leverage our decision making to a higher level. They don't promise 100% accuracy in making decisions (that would be the sign of a fool). But they do share 4 choices to overcome the villains to be wiser at work, at home, and in one's daily life.

    Learn to:Widen your options. Reality-test your assumptions. Attain distance before deciding. Prepare to be wrong. By putting these choices to work, you and I can develop a process for making better decisions.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    The Heath brothers developed an easy-to-remember acronym they la

    The Heath brothers developed an easy-to-remember acronym they label WRAP, which stands for Widen your options, Reality test your assumptions, Attain distance before deciding, and Prepare to be wrong. Each one of these solutions targets a corresponding “villain of decision making.” These decision-making mistakes include narrow framing, confirmation bias, short-term emotion, and overconfidence. Each problem-solution has examples pulled from the author’s research and case studies and presented in an interesting and sometimes humorous style.

    I enjoyed this book because I recognized many of the decision flaws I have experienced, both personal and professional. There have been times when I thought that narrowing my options with an either/or scenario was the best thing to do when deciding. The authors argue that this kind of thinking is exactly opposite and what we need to do. Widening our options allow for more possibilities and perhaps produce even better solutions.

    There are many other techniques and examples in this book that have changed the way I think about decisions now. Whenever I have a weighty decision to make I think WRAP. I’d highly recommend this book as a valuable tool in your decision-making process.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 29, 2013

    I want to give it six ....

    Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!******;)

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    Posted April 28, 2013

    Terrific!

    Very useful information presented in an engaging way.

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