The Art of Critical Decision Making : The Great Courses: Business & Economics

  • by The Great Courses, Michael A. Roberto D.B.A. Harvard Business School
  • Narrated by Professor Michael A. Roberto D.B.A. Harvard Business School
  • Series: The Great Courses: Business & Economics
  • 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you'll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you'll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability. Then, you'll explore decisions made at the group level, where you'll try to answer the question of whether groups are "smarter" and more capable of making critical decisions than individuals. And finally, you'll pull back to analyze organizational decision making, in which Professor Roberto demonstrates how some organizations have encouraged and reliably performed vigilant decision making in the face of risky scenarios.
Whether you're the head of a Fortune 500 company, a government agency, or an everyday household, you constantly make decisions important to you and those immediately around you. These lectures offer you a toolbox of practical knowledge and skills that you can apply to various decisions - whether large or small - in your everyday life and work. Professor Roberto's lively lectures are packed with useful anecdotes, tools, and advice designed to improve your own ability to make informed decisions. As you explore the intriguing process of making a good decision, you'll strengthen your grip on individual theories of decision making and the situations that illustrate them.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


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Perfect book

One the few books that I enjoyed every single word of it.
The subjects are Beautifully written and discussed naturally, without any conflict of interest.

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- Shilan


This series of audiobooks are really good. They're much more in depth than you'd get on a business masters programme and cover some of the things that you'd be expected to have a grasp of as a thought leader.

The topics are presented in an in-depth but simple manner so anyone can sit and listen, picking up some fabulous information and great tips.
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- D. Sawyer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses