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You're about to Make a Terrible Mistake: How Biases Distort Decision-Making and What You Can Do to Fight Them Hardcover – 14 July 2020

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A masterful introduction to the state of the art in managerial decision making. Surprisingly, it is also a pleasure to read.--Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

An elegant synthesis of the best scientific work on human judgment that will be useful whether your aspirations in life are modest -- become a smarter consumer of news-or whether they are grandiose -- run a large company or country.
--Philip E. Tetlock, bestselling co-author of Superforecasting

Brilliant, fun, and wise -- a tremendous guide to sensible decision-making, in business and in daily life. Filled with vivid stories and big lessons, this book might well be the best investment you make this year.--Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, and author of How Change Happens

Finally! Actionable advice for leaders based on decades of decision science. Succinct, accurate, and even-handed. I loved it!
--Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit

Olivier Sibony has that rare and magical ability to take complex concepts and package them in fast-paced, easy-to-understand narrative. Filled with actionable advice on how to make better choices, this book should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their decision process.--Annie Duke, bestselling author of Thinking in Bets

Olivier Sibony has written the best, funniest, most useful guide to cognitive bias in business. If you make decisions, you need to read this book.--Safi Bahcall, bestselling author of Loonshots

You're probably familiar with many of the biases that can ruin your decisions. The question is what to do about them when you're building your business strategy. Olivier Sibony has some compelling answers. Drawing on his extensive experience as a consultant and his impressive knowledge of behavioral science, he shows how you can make your team smarter than the people in it.
--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

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Olivier Sibony is an Affiliate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris and an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University. Previously, he spent 25 years in the Paris and New York offices of McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner. Sibony's research on improving the quality of strategic decision making has been featured in many publications, including Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is a graduate of HEC Paris and hold a PhD from Paris Sciences et Lettres University. He is a coauthor, with Daniel Kahneman and Cass R. Sunstein, of Noise.
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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316494984
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316494984
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