Being able to make decisions rapidly, wisely, and accurately is getting harder every day. Many of the traditional complications and confusions of business decision making are intensifying while new factors are adding to the cognitive challenge. Given that psychologists and decision experts have uncovered numerous biases and distortions in our normal thinking and deciding processes, we have cause for great concern.
In this wide-ranging survey of a highly complex and rapidly developing field, Max More maps out a diverse range of solutions. For anyone who resonates with Winston Churchill’s worry that “We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past”, this paper aims to find the right new habits of decision making. The text is best approached as a rich menu of tools for effective executive thinking, to be followed up on specifics through other content that you will find related to this piece.