Guide to Decision Making: Getting it More Right than Wrong
A comprehensive look at decision-making practices and what can be done to eradicate errors
Designed to help companies in any industry make fewer mistakes, The Economist Guide to Decision Making is an in-depth look at the tools and techniques for preventing errors and improving efficiency. Exploring how and why decisions go awry in the first place; what decision-makers can do to counter the psychological, social, and other forces that can undermine individual judgment and pull organizations off course; and highlighting often overlooked aspects of the science of decision making, the book illustrates how mistakes really happen so that they can be better avoided.
Drawing on examples taken from companies around the world, including Motorola, EMI, and the London Stock Exchange, as well as gold mines in South Africa, and food contamination scandals in China, The Economist Guide to Decision Making thoughtfully considers how companies can be more effective and improve their decision-making strategies.
Decision making can never prevent mistakes entirely, but a better understanding of how to improve practices and processes is invaluable for companies looking to increase their overall efficiency. The Economist Guide to Decision Making leads the way.
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Illusions of Control The Confidence Trap
Blinkered Vision The Judgment Trap
Ghosts and Shadows Where is Reality?
Reality as Myth
Gorilla in the Room
Conspiracies of Optimism Group Dynamics
Risk a Little Gain a Lot Options Thinking
And a Warning
Shifting Tides Power and Politics in Decision