How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Through a blend of compelling exercises and stories, the best-selling author of Thinking in Bets will train you to combat your own biases, address your weaknesses, and help you become a better and more confident decision-maker.
What do you do when you're faced with a big decision? If you're like most people, you probably make a pro and con list, spend a lot of time obsessing about decisions that didn't work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, endlessly seek other people's opinions to find just that little bit of extra information that might make you sure, and finally go with your gut.
What if there was a better way to make quality decisions so you can think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive and be more productive?
Making good decisions doesn't have to be a series of endless guesswork. Rather, it's a teachable skill that anyone can sharpen. In How to Decide, best-selling author Annie Duke and former professional poker player lays out a series of tools anyone can use to make better decisions. You'll learn:
- To identify and dismantle hidden biases.
- To extract the highest quality feedback from those whose advice you seek.
- To more accurately identify the influence of luck in the outcome of your decisions.
- When to decide fast, when to decide slow, and when to decide in advance.
- To make decisions that more effectively help you to realize your goals and live your values.
Through interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments, this audiobook helps you analyze key decisions you've made in the past and troubleshoot those you're making in the future. Whether you're picking investments, evaluating a job offer, or trying to figure out your romantic life, How to Decide is the key to happier outcomes and fewer regrets.
This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 39 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||October 13 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #19,094 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#212 in Cognitive Psychology in Professional Science
#213 in Cognitive Science
#341 in Decision Making in Leadership
Top reviews from Canada
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So I read this book--which is more like a workbook--and I was extremely impressed. The first part of the book basically gets you to shift your way of thinking about decisions by getting you to reflect a lot on the past. The latter half offers more practical advice on how to actually be good at decision making.
- I feel less regretful towards my past decisions. Issues that have been haunting me for years, I can FINALLY forgive myself for. I no longer feel as if certain results were inevitable.
-I pick movies quicker and take less time to order off of menus.
-I now have a decision-making framework I am currently using for some of the bigger decisions I have to make, such as deciding which career opportunity to explore
-helps with goal setting (largely due to chap 8). It's quite refreshing...it seems everything on the Internet talks about SMART goals, and it is wonderful to finally get some new goal-setting tools
-too much reflecting! In the beginning, discovering new ways of thinking was inspiring me and compelled me to continue to reflect on past bad decisions. However, by the middle of the book, I was tired and got sad/fed up with constantly seeing how things went wrong. I get that this is the nature of the book though... I ended up taking a week break from it.
-poor organization. There is much information in here. I appreciate that the author does comprehensive summaries at the end of each chapter and diagrams throughout the book, but I feel as if it would have been better if the book was divided into parts. For example, a section on learning from the past, a section on what to do going forward, a section on making smaller decisions, and a final section on goal-setting and other misc. thoughts. Finally, if the book had a final pull-out page that highlighted some recurring key-points that apply in all situations, that would have been super appreciated. I had to make my own mind map of everything learned after reading. Just helps for future reference.
-sometimes I feel as if the author talks to me like I'm an idiot. Of course I know how to convert a probability to a percentage (she goes into detail like, "think about how many times out of 10 this is likely to happen). At times, I ended up skimming paragraphs because I didn't need to learn how to do a basic function.
Overall, what I gained was far more valuable than any of the cons, hence the 4 stars. I know that this book isn't for everyone. Some people say this book is "common sense," but for me--a perpetually conflicted individual--this book gives me the confidence and tools I need to move forward in life. If you also have low confidence in decision making, please read this. It will help and it will empower.
Top reviews from other countries
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2020
It explains a different dimension on the process of decision making..