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How to Decide

Simple Tools for Making Better Choices
Written by: Annie Duke
Narrated by: Annie Duke
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Through a blend of compelling exercises and stories, the best-selling author of Thinking in Bets will train you to combat your own biases, address your weaknesses, and help you become a better and more confident decision-maker.

What do you do when you're faced with a big decision? If you're like most people, you probably make a pro and con list, spend a lot of time obsessing about decisions that didn't work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, endlessly seek other people's opinions to find just that little bit of extra information that might make you sure, and finally go with your gut. 

What if there was a better way to make quality decisions so you can think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive and be more productive? 

Making good decisions doesn't have to be a series of endless guesswork. Rather, it's a teachable skill that anyone can sharpen. In How to Decide, best-selling author Annie Duke and former professional poker player lays out a series of tools anyone can use to make better decisions. You'll learn:

  • To identify and dismantle hidden biases.
  • To extract the highest quality feedback from those whose advice you seek.
  • To more accurately identify the influence of luck in the outcome of your decisions.
  • When to decide fast, when to decide slow, and when to decide in advance.
  • To make decisions that more effectively help you to realize your goals and live your values.

Through interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments, this audiobook helps you analyze key decisions you've made in the past and troubleshoot those you're making in the future. Whether you're picking investments, evaluating a job offer, or trying to figure out your romantic life, How to Decide is the key to happier outcomes and fewer regrets. 

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Annie Duke (P)2020 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"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)

"This is a vitally important book. Simple, powerful and generous, it should be required reading." (Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing

"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)  

"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)  

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