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Decisive (Review and Analysis of the Heaths Brothers' Book)

Decisive (Review and Analysis of the Heaths Brothers' Book)

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Decisive (Review and Analysis of the Heaths Brothers' Book)

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Oct 28, 2014
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The must-read summary of Chip Heath and Dan Heath's book: "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work".

This complete summary of the ideas from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's book "Decisive" reveals the reasons behind why people make bad decisions. In their book, the authors explain that these decisions come from four common biases which influence the ultimate decision. This summary explains each of these biases and also provides a strategy for overcoming these obstacles and making better decisions.

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To learn more, read "Decisive" and find out how you can ensure you always make the right decision.
Publisher:
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Oct 28, 2014
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  • You may let your emotions get in the way – which happens all too often. When you have a difficult decision to make, you may get all worked up and end up going over the same points again and again.

  • All you really need do is start asking some probing and uncomfortable questions others will have glossed over or ignored:•“Who were the last three people to leave this firm? What are they doing now?

  • You may have a confirmation bias – where you only take notice of information which supports your beliefs or preferences and ignore everything which does not. The confirmation bias can be quite subtle.

  • More commonly, though, short-term emotion has the opposite effect, making us slow and timid, reluctant to take action. We see too much complexity and it stymies us.

  • The first way to make a better decision is to remind yourself the future is never a single point but is instead a range of possibilities.

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by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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MAIN IDEA

When it comes to making decisions, you probably at one time or another have ended up making a bad decision because you’ve fallen foul of one or more of the four most common biases:

You narrow your options and miss better choices.

You only gather information which is favorable.

You let your emotions get in the way.

You’re overconfident about how it will turn out.

The way to overcome these biases and become more decisive is to use the WRAP Process. Whenever you’re faced with a decision:

At its core, the WRAP model urges you to switch from auto spotlight to manual spotlight. Rather than make choices based on what naturally comes to your attention— visceral emotions, self-serving information, overconfident predictions, and so on— you deliberately illuminate more strategic spots. You sweep your light over a broader landscape and point it into hidden corners. We want to make you a bit better at making good decisions, and we want to help you make your 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.

Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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CHIP HEATH is a professor of organizational behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His research focuses on why some

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