• You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake!

  • How Biases Distort Decision-Making-and What You Can Do to Fight Them
  • By: Olivier Sibony
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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A "brilliant, fun, and wise" (Cass R. Sunstein) tour of nine common business decision-making traps - and practical tools for avoiding them - from a professor of strategic thinking.  

We all make decisions all the time. It's so natural that we hardly stop to think about it. Yet even the smartest and most experienced among us make frequent and predictable errors. So, what makes a good decision? Should we trust our intuitions, and if so, when? How can we avoid being tripped up by cognitive biases when we are not even aware of them?  

In You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake!, behavioral economist and management consultant Olivier Sibony explains how cognitive biases lead us to our nine most common decision-making mistakes and proposes concrete, actionable solutions you can use to become a skillful decision architect. Drawing on dozens of engaging case studies, Sibony illustrates how even renowned business leaders frequently make errors - and how similar errors can be avoided by mobilizing the collective intelligence of organizations.  

Distinctive in the clarity and practicality of its message, You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake! distills the latest developments in behavioral economics and cognitive psychology into actionable tools for making smart, effective decisions in business and beyond.

©2020 Olivier Sibony (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Very good book

Narration is well done
When you first hear the lists the author has of all the biases and remedies, don’t be nervous. He does a good job and isn’t boring

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  • 09-07-21

This is an absolute eye opener.

I bought this book to understand the art of personal decision-making. although it turns out that this is not the theme of the book but there were lots of lesson in corporate decision-making that I found relevant to personal decision making. for example the exposition of the pitfalls was excellent while the sections on understanding biases was also insightful.

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  • Julie B.
  • 10-22-20

very well documented and smart demonstration

Olivier Sibony managed to put words on subtle details that influence decisions of every leadership circle, even the most elite ones. Excellent reading, with lots of business cases.

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