The HEAD Game: High-Efficiency Analytic Decision Making and the Art of Solving Complex Problems Quickly

The HEAD Game: High-Efficiency Analytic Decision Making and the Art of Solving Complex Problems Quickly

by Philip Mudd

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871407887
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 560,903
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip Mudd the ex–deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and the FBI’s
National Security Branch, appears regularly on Fox
News, CNN, and NPR and lectures around the world on methodologies for understanding difficult analytic problems. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post, and he is the author of Takedown, a detailed account of intelligence gathering in the hunt for al-Qa’ida. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 The Art of Thinking Backward 1

Chapter 2 What's the Question? 31

Chapter 3 The Drivers 57

Chapter 4 Measuring Performance 81

Chapter 5 What About the Data? 111

Chapter 6 What are We Missing? 139

Chapter 7 The Finish Line 165

Appendix A Where Are The Traps? Thoughts on Bias 175

Appendix B A Practitioner's Checklist 207

Appendix C Learning From Mistakes-Original Documentation 215

Bibliography 261

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