The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking

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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. Still larger questions loom: How can I motivate my team? How can I work more efficiently? What is the long tail anyway?
Whether you’re a newly minted MBA, a chronic second-guesser, or just someone eager for a new vantage ...
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Overview

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. Still larger questions loom: How can I motivate my team? How can I work more efficiently? What is the long tail anyway?
Whether you’re a newly minted MBA, a chronic second-guesser, or just someone eager for a new vantage point, The Decision Book presents fifty models for better structuring, and subsequently understanding, life’s steady challenges. Interactive and thought-provoking, this illustrated workbook offers succinct summaries of popular strategies, including the Rubber Band Model for dilemmas with many directions, the Personal Performance Model to test whether to change jobs, and the Black Swan Model to illustrate why experience doesn’t guarantee wisdom. Packed with familiar tools like the Pareto Principle, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and an unusual exercise inspired by Warren Buffet, The Decision Book is the ideal reference for flexible thinkers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393079616
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 65,496
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mikael Krogerus is a freelance journalist for several German publications, including Der Freitag.

Roman Tschäppeler founded Guzo Communications, a management consulting firm.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    An excellent read!

    I got through the first 16 pages and understood the ideas within 10-15 minutes easily! The writing is smooth ---with no nonsense! Yes, as the authors stated, there's food for thought. I can't wait to try out some of the strategies!

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

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    The Decision Book

    Journalist Mikael Krogerus and communications expert Roman Tschäppeler summarize 50 of the most popular decision-making models that individuals and businesses around the world adopt and use to make significant choices and to think in a strategic way. The authors’ thoughtful little book shows readers how to develop a strategy, how to choose among alternatives and how to make intelligent decisions. Accompanying graphics illustrate each of the models. While a book that summarizes 50 strategies does not cover any one of them in depth, and much of the content is simple synopses of other people’s models, getAbstract endorses this fun, informative little book about conceptualizing and decision making.

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