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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work Hardcover – Mar 26 2013

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Canada (March 26 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307361136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307361134
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 3.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
“Excellent tips for improving your decisions and a neat four-stage conceptual formula.... Books about decision-making are common these days. But the Heath brothers have a winner with their outline of the four villains of decision-making and their many practical solutions, informed not only by behavioural economics studies but also examples of successful and unsuccessful decision makers.”
Harvey Schachter, The Globe and Mail
 
“An important reference on strategic decision making... . Decisive is an important resource for strategic decision articulation and action. The book will be helpful for a wide audience of institutional planners, decision-makers, senior managers and the government sector. The presentation is brief and easy to comprehend.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“As they did in Switch, they do again with the daunting task of decision-making. The Heath brothers have expertly explored the topic at length and broken it down into small action steps that anyone grappling with a big decision will benefit from.... Along the way there are great anecdotes.”
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About the Author

CHIP HEATH is a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He lives in Los Gatos, California. DAN HEATH is a senior fellow at Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are the bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch.


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Those who have read one or more of Chip and Dan Heath’s previously published books already know that they are master raconteurs as well as keen observers of human nature in general and of the business world in particular. I also view them as anthropologists whose scope and depth of knowledge enable them to create a multi-dimensional context for the information, insights, and counsel they provide. In this instance, as their latest book’s subtitle correctly indicates, they share what they have learned about “how to make better choices in life and work.”

All of those who read this book make several dozen (sometimes several hundred) decisions each week, most of which are based on past experience, custom, habit, etc. However, there are some decisions that are very challenging, perhaps even daunting. What to do? The heaths recommend and explain what they characterize as the WRAP process: Widen Your Opinions, Reality-Test Your Assumptions, Attain Distance Before Deciding, and Prepare to Be Wrong. “We want to make you a bit better at making good decisions, and we want to help you make good decisions a bit more decisively (with appropriate confidence, as opposed to overconfidence). We also want to make you a better adviser to your colleagues and loved ones who are making decisions, because it’s usually easier to see other people’s biases than your own.” The Heaths succeed brilliantly in achieving those objectives.

They ensure that the insights they share are especially sticky by making skillful use of several reader-friendly devices that include a “Chapter X in One Page” section in Chapters 1-12. Also, three Clinics on decision making (“Should a Small Company Sue a Bigger Competitor?” “Should a young Professional Move to the City?” and “Should We Discount Our Software?
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Lots of great examples, easy to read and understand. A brilliant book. Have already gifted it to two people, both of whom enjoyed it immensley. Highly recommended
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The Heath brothers do not disappoint with this third book that holds up as well as their previous two. With their usual mix of storytelling, practical tips on how to apply their methods and some off-beat humour this book is easy and fun to read as well as being extremely useful. "Easy to read" does not mean simplistic or trivial - this book explores four areas of trouble in decision making - what they call the "four villains" of decision making. Of course, if you read in this area a lot you will find some overlap ~ the Heath brothers make good use of others' writings on the subject and put it together in a fantastic package. In terms of personal and professional improvement, the Heath brothers really hit the sweet spot with their books and merit a spot at the head of the pack.
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Chip and Dan Heath are two of the reliably best writers on communications, branding, and - now - decision making. Whether you need to make a huge personal decision like I did, or you need to make corporate decisions, the clear writing, solid case studies, and lead-ins to the decision process are very helpful.
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I have read all of the Heath brothers books and think they are all first rate. This one is not quite up to the other two, Made to Stick and Switch, but is recommended. They do a great job of identifying/discussing issues related to decision making and then providing some options for dealing with them.
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In the tradition of 'Made To Stick' and 'Switch', 'Decisive' is fun to read and is filled with useful information and helpful tips. This book could change the way you make decisions. And if it does, it will change your life!
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Great book filled with so many strategies for successful decision making.

Great summaries at the end of every chapter make it an easy reference piece too.
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Great book on decision making biases. This book is a must read for anyone looking to make better decisions.
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