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Understanding the Consequences of the Business Decisions You Fudge On

Every decision has consequences. We often don’t fully perceive the consequences because they are often hidden by the compromises that make us feel …

What are the secrets to making better decisions?

We all make a lot of bad decisions.<p>With careers:<p>Via Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work:<p>An American Bar Association survey found that <b>44% of lawyers would recommend that a young person not pursue a career in law. A study of 20,000 executive searches found that 40% of senior-level</b> …

Framing

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

It’s good to sleep on it when there are tough choices to make, but you also need a strategy once you wake up–which is why you should employ the 10/10/10 rule.<p>It’s easy to lose perspective when we’re facing a thorny dilemma. Blinded by the particulars of the situation, we’ll waffle and agonize, …

Extreme Sports

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, …

5 Decision-making Types: Which One Are You? | Inc.com

You know you need great ideas, a critical mass of talent, and a decent amount of luck to build a successful business. But there's something even more fundamental to putting together a smart organization.<p>Before everything else, you, the founder, need an honest understanding of your strengths and …

Management

OODA loop

The phrase <b>OODA loop</b> refers to the decision cycle of <i>observe, orient, decide, and act</i>, developed by military strategist and United States Air Force …

Decision-making and Performance Under Pressure

<b>Excelling Under High-pressure Conditions</b><p>The ability to perform well under pressure and stress conditions is one of the best skills we can develop. Those individuals who excel under these conditions often report that it gives them an advantage over those who crumble in heated conditions. As …

Standardized Testing

Decision Making, Top Gun Style

When Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” inverted his F-14 fighter jet and gave “the bird” to his Soviet opponent in the opening scene of 1986’s <i>Top Gun</i>, Cruise assured himself a lighthearted place in the history of the Cold War. What that scene also did, however, was provide one of cinematography’s great …

How your organization can improve decision-making

When Michael Mauboussin met Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, he asked how we can improve our performance.<p>Kahneman, the author of <i>Thinking: Fast and …

Can Science Show Us Secrets Of Making Better Decisions?

Day in and day out, we make decisions--some tough, some trivial, some good, some bad. And as Yale University neurobiologist Dr. Daeyeol Lee told The Huffington Post in an email, "poor decision-making in many domains, including finance, family, and health can all dramatically affect our …

8 Factors That Affect Your Decision-Making

Making decisions is something we do every day, so I wanted to find out more about how this process works and what affects the choices we make. It turns out, there are some really interesting ways our decisions are affected that I never would have guessed. Luckily, we can take action to improve most …

Framing

Where To Find The Biggest Ideas For Your Business

Shane Parrish is on a mission to make you think, and think better. With over 30,000 subscribers — and that number growing quickly — Shane runs Farnam Street (FS), an intellectual hub of curated “interestingness” that covers topics like human misjudgment, decision making, strategy, and philosophy. …

How Jeff Bezos Makes Decisions

Over the last 19 years, Amazon.com has revolutionized the way we shop—and for much of that time, journalist Brad Stone has been watching closely. This week Stone, a senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, published <i>The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon</i>. I talked with Stone about …

This Decision Will Change Your Life

<b>This post is excerpted from the new book Eyes Wide Open, out September 24th from Harper Collins.</b><p><b>Step One: Get to Grips with a World in Hyper-Drive</b><p>It's Monday morning.<p>In Washington, the President of the United States is sitting in the Oval Office assessing whether or not to order a military strike …

Stone Age
Startups

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

Quando è il "rumore" a farci prendere decisioni sbagliate

A volte le decisioni che prendiamo si rivelano sbagliate e - se si escludono i possibili fattori emotivi - la causa può essere o un'imprecisione dei …

Science Of Persuasion

Surprise! Stress makes us poorer decision-makers

Whether it's an inability to focus, lack of energy or absenteeism, anxiety has long been known to take a toll in the workplace. Now another drawback can be laid at its door: difficulties in making important decisions that can lead to adverse consequences right up the chain into the executive …

Leadership

Why you should avoid gut instincts to make business decisions

When it comes to running a small business, I don't have a lot of regrets. The few I do have usually revolve around looking back and realizing that I had access to many facts and figures that I ignored, relying on gut instincts instead. If I had paid more attention to them, I would have made better …

Small Business