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Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work

Author: Chip Heath; Dan Heath; Kaleo Griffith
Publisher: [Westminister, MD] : Books on Tape, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We're overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn't. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings doesn't fix the problem, any  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Chip Heath; Dan Heath; Kaleo Griffith
ISBN: 9780449011133 0449011135
OCLC Number: 798615529
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Kaleo Griffith.
Description: 8 audio discs (551 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The four villains of decision-making --
Avoid a narrow frame --
Multitrack --
Find someone who's solved your problem --
Consider the opposite --
Zoom out, zoom in --
Ooch --
Overcome short-term emotion --
Honor your core priorities --
Bookend the future --
Set a tripwire --
Trusting the process.
Responsibility: Chip Heath & Dan Heath.

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"Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We're overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn't. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings doesn't fix the problem, any more than knowing that we are nearsighted helps us to see. The real question is: How can we do better? In Decisive, the Heaths, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and compulsively readable style, Decisive takes readers on an unforgettable journey, from a rock star's ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO's disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions. Along the way, we learn the answers to critical questions like these: How can we stop the cycle of agonizing over our decisions? How can we make group decisions without destructive politics? And how can we ensure that we don't overlook precious opportunities to change our course? Decisive is the Heath brothers' most powerful--and important--book yet, offering fresh strategies and practical tools enabling us to make better choices. Because the right decision, at the right moment, can make all the difference."--Publisher's description.

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