Decisive: How do you make good decisions?

I’ve been procrastinating tackling the subject ‘making decisions’ ironically, so it was only natural we made it here. I would always make excuses saying “it’s not my turn to decide what to watch”, or “I don’t sweat about the small stuff”, just so I could avoid being seen as the bad guy or just procrastinating into oblivion.

So how can we be decisive?

Thanks to the following guest for participating:

Dr. Ralph L. Keeney, Research Professor Emeritus at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, and author of Give Yourself a Nudge: Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Bestselling author and behavioural economics professor Dan Ariely delves into the essence of human motivation:

Chip Heath, Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business, speaks at the Rotman Decision Making Experts Speaker Series:

Books looked at this week:

Dr. Ralph L. Keeney: Give Yourself a Nudge: Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions

Dr Dan Ariely: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Chip and Dan Heath: Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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