Title: How to Decide
Author: Annie Duke
Have you ever had a hard time in taking your decisions? Almost every time?
Whether it’s about choosing what to eat for breakfast or what movie to watch or which college to apply to, it is hard when you have to choose. Often we trust our guts or our intuitions, but not always we get the best outcomes.
How to Decide by Annie Duke is the book that will teach you how to become a better decision maker and how to learn from your each and every decisions. First, this book will teach you what to do with your past decisions then it will tell you how to use those decisions to take better decisions in future. This book provides various tools and techniques to help you in your decisions. Author has given several examples for you to understand the minor and major aspect of decision making.
Will you believe me if I tell you that you spend more than 270 hours per year in deciding what to eat, what to watch on Netflix and what to wear? That’s quite a lot considering the significance of these three. But how then one knows that fast decisions sometimes do not give us better outcomes, right? So what to do about it?
From this book, you will learn how to choose which decision needs more time and which decision can turn into an accurate results. This book will not only challenge you to think about your past decisions but will also provide you with certain exercises that would help you to take over your real-life situations.
This book will also make you realise that how several times we have nothing to lose in some situations but we barely recognise such situations. After reading this book, you will be able to take a few decisions in lesser time and with lesser stress load.
You must have observed that often group discussions do not give us better outcomes. This book will teach you how opinions of each individual in a group gets contaminated, and how to approach such contamination.
Without any doubt, How to Decide will make you a better decision maker. This book has everything that you as a decision maker would need. The language of the book is simple and perfect for the beginner readers as well.
About the Author
Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. Annie’s latest book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away, will be released October 4, 2022 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship.