Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices Paperback – Illustrated, October 13, 2020
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From the Publisher
--Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz
"How to Decide is a delightful, practical guide to making better decisions in a complex world. Annie Duke explains exactly how to cut through the biases that prevent most of us from making wise choices and offers readers a toolkit for learning from the past and tackling the future in an uncertain world. I look forward to assigning this book to my Wharton students for many years to come.”
--Katy Milkman, Professor at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and host of the Choiceology podcast
"What a phenomenal achievement! Written with zest, flair, and compassion, it's a ton of fun, and it's also packed with original ideas."
--Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change Happens
"Annie Duke gives you the tools you need and tells you how to use them effectively. Smart and practical, How to Decide is the best user's guide to decision-making that you'll find."
--Michael J. Mauboussin, author of The Success Equation
"This is a vitally important book. Simple, powerful and generous, it should be required reading."
--Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing
“No one could explain the process of high-stakes decision-making better than Annie Duke, or make it as entertaining and insightful as How to Decide. The first decision you should make is to read this book immediately!”
--Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster and author of Winter is Coming
"How to Decide is the perfect guide to decision making that you didn't even know you needed. Clear, engaging, and thought-provoking, it forces even those of us to re-examine our thought processes and question the innermost workings of our minds."
--Maria Konnikova, author of The Biggest Bluff
“Many books teach us why we make bad choices. Few help us make better ones. At long last, Annie Duke has tackled that problem. Her handbook for decision-making isn’t just evidence-based and practical—it’s fun too.”
--Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
“You can’t learn how to ride a bicycle by reading physics textbooks. You need to get on the bike and practice. And you can’t become a better decisionmaker by reading micro-economics textbooks. You need to practice by working through the real-world exercises in this state-of-the-art book.”
--Philip Tetlock, author of Superforecasting
About the Author
Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. In 2020, she joined the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.
- Item Weight : 0.035 ounces
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593418484
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593418482
- Product Dimensions : 7.35 x 0.74 x 9.11 inches
- Publisher : Portfolio; Illustrated Edition (October 13, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
You don’t have to be a high-stakes poker pro or a high-paid executive. Everyone faces decisions, and the lack of consideration we chronically give even to our most serious choices can have lasting effects. In How to Decide, Annie Duke has provided a practical, step-by-step guide to thoughtful decision making, and she’s illustrated it with vivid and sometimes hilarious anecdotes from her own one-of-a-kind life.
As I read it, I kept thinking of Maria Konnikova's book about learning poker and its life lessons and was delighted to discover when I saw the jacket copy that Konnikova is one of its endorsers. Now, so am I.
Buy this book. It’s like completing your inside straight on the river. Because when you’re talking about life, you really are all in.
My first impression was simply this – the book, How to Decide, is very well organized and practical in its presentation. The aim of this particular work is to get readers to both read and interact with the exercises and experiments throughout the book. As a follow-up to her previous book, Thinking in Bets, this is much more a hands-on exercise that encourages readers to read, analyze, and examine the ideas and research presented within this work. The scenarios are clear and easy to follow, and there is plenty of explanation and context for the suggestions and points made. If done as suggested, this will lead readers to immerse themselves in the experiments and activities with the goal to help reassess and reevaluate our thought processes and assumptions. The goal is to get people to address their own biases, determine best strategies for dealing with various situations, and ultimately become a more decisive, confident thinker and decision-maker.
Making people think is a wonderful thing. Getting people out of their comfort zone to realize possible errors in thinking can potentially make people feel uneasy, but that is exactly what this book SHOULD do if it is going to make an impact and lead to results. I found myself stopping and thinking about the situations presented and doing plenty of self-analysis. This isn’t a quick read; on the contrary, it is really a bit of work and takes time, but if you are investing in this book, then you are really investing in yourself, and that deserves time and attention. Though it requires careful reading and a sincere effort, the book is not slow or bogged down by irrelevant details or randomness, and as such, it is both useful and very applicable on a personal level. If someone is interested in such a book, then it stands to reason that person wishes to invest time and effort into personal growth and development.
Overall, this is an excellent book that can make a real impact for those who truly want to make a difference with their thinking and in their lives. How to Decide has plenty of information which we can use immediately, and it is one which a person can reference whenever desired. This really is a valuable self-help resource, and the potential rewards make it very much worth the investment!