Decisive Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Chip Heath
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307361141

Decisive Excerpt :

The four principles that can help us to overcome our brains' natural biases to make better, more informed decisions--in our lives, careers, families and organizations. In Decisive, Chip Heath and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch, tackle the thorny problem of how to overcome our natural biases and irrational thinking to make better decisions, about our work, lives, companies and careers. When it comes to decision making, our brains are flawed instruments. But given that we are biologically hard-wired to act foolishly and behave irrationally at times, how can we do better? A number of recent bestsellers have identified how irrational our decision making can be. But being aware of a bias doesn't correct it, just as knowing that you are nearsighted doesn't help you to see better. In Decisive, the Heath brothers, drawing on extensive studies, stories and research, offer specific, practical tools that can help us to think more clearly about our options, and get out of our heads, to improve our decision making, at work and at home.

Decisive Book


  • Author : Andrew Horton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 177726040X

Decisive Excerpt :

This book will help you make better decisions. It will also give you an edge as a leader by introducing you to the game changing theory of Causal Economics. Successful people work hard, yet there's a deeper, common thread that guides them forward--powerful decisions. Do you want to make better decisions? Do you NEED to make better decisions? Are you relying on outdated management decision theories?Andrew Horton helps leaders change their organizations and the world through better decisions. As the founder of an exciting new stream of Behavioral Economics--Causal Economics--and an award-winning technology marketing executive with more than 20 years direct experience making big impact decisions--his perspective is unique. His work is published in peer reviewed academic journals and he is regularly called upon to make submissions and review those of others. Andrew's expertise is constantly in demand from top brands. He holds an advanced economics degree from Western University and an MBA from The Ivey School of Business."DECISIVE presents a fresh approach to leadership decision making. It's not the same old buzzwords, being grounded in equally innovative economic principles." John Cardella, Former CPO, Ceridian, Canada."This book is a refreshing chance to think outside the box.". Carl Gomez, Former Economist with TD and RBC."No matter what your current leadership expertise, DECISIVE can help you look deeper and potentially get better." Eric Sorrentino, Chapter President, Ivey Alumni Network, London, Ontario.

Decisive Intuition Book

Decisive Intuition

  • Author : Rick Snyder
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632658623

Decisive Intuition Excerpt :

At last a practical guide on intuitive decision-making for anyone in the business world to get to the answer they need faster. Intuition is the great differentiator in business. Listening to, trusting, and acting on your intuitive intelligence separates you from the pack as most people are not listening to theirs. Intuition is the one intangible skill that enables teams to function at a higher level and add more dimension and power to their ability to solve problems and grow. Yet the question that each business leader and manager struggles to answer is how do you train and develop intuitive thinking in a team to achieve the greatest result? Decisive Intuition is for business leaders, managers, and employees who want answers to this question and are ready to accelerate their company culture. Practice this 6-step process for harnessing your intuitive intelligence with practical business applications. Hear how successful business leaders are integrating intuitive skills into their companies for cutting-edge results. Explore directional, social, and informational intuition and how you can apply them to different areas of your business for greater results. Learn about the 5 roadblocks to accessing your intuitive intelligence and how to overcome them. Discover the latest findings in neuroscience and techniques to access your intuitive, subconscious mind for arriving at better decisions, faster.

100 Decisive Battles Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

100 Decisive Battles

  • Author : Paul K. Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 0195143663

100 Decisive Battles Excerpt :

Surveys the one hundred most decisive battles in world history from the Battle of Megiddo in 1469 B.C. to Desert Storm, 1991.

Decisive Encounters Book

Decisive Encounters

  • Author : Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 080474484X

Decisive Encounters Excerpt :

"Though the book highlights the military aspects of the war, it also shows how these took place alongside profound changes in Chinese politics, society, and culture - changes that ultimately contributed as much to the character of today's China as did the major battles. By analyzing the war as an international and not simply a domestic conflict, the author explains why so much of the present legitimacy of the Beijing government derives from its successes during the late 1940s, and reveals how the antagonism between China and the United States, so important to current international affairs, was born."--BOOK JACKET.

The Decisive Network Book

The Decisive Network

  • Author : Nadya Bair
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Documentary photography
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520300354

The Decisive Network Excerpt :

"Since its founding in 1947, the legendary Magnum Photos agency has been telling its own story: Its photographers were concerned witnesses to history and artists on the hunt for decisive moments; their pictures were humanist documents of the postwar world. Based in unprecedented archival research, The Decisive Network peels back layers of the Magnum mythology to offer a new history of what it meant to shoot, edit, and sell news images after World War II. Between the 1940s and 1960s, Magnum expanded the human-interest story - about the everyday life of ordinary people - to global dimensions while bringing the aesthetic of news pictures into new markets. Its best-known work started as humanitarian aid promotion, travel campaigns, corporate publicity, and advertising. Working with this range of clients, Magnum made photojournalism integral to visual culture. Yet Magnum's photographers could not have done this alone. This book unpacks the collaborative nature of photojournalism as it transpired on a daily basis, focusing on how picture editors, sales agents, spouses, and publishers helped Magnum photographers succeed in their assignments and achieve fame. The Decisive Network concludes in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when, amidst the decline of magazine publishing and the rise of an art market for photography, Magnum turned to photo books and exhibitions to manage its growing picture archives and consolidate its brand. In that moment, Magnum's photojournalists became artists and their assignments turned into oeuvres. Such ideas were necessary publicity, and they also managed to shape discussions about photography for decades. Bridging art history, media studies, cultural history, and the history of communication, this book transforms our understanding of the photographic profession and the global circulation of images in the pre-digital world"--

The Guinness Book of Decisive Battles Book

The Guinness Book of Decisive Battles

  • Author : Geoffrey Regan
  • Publisher : Abbeville Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Battles
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1558594310

The Guinness Book of Decisive Battles Excerpt :

In this exciting and thought-provoking book, military historian Geoffrey Regan has selected fifty of the most decisive battles of world history. As the author explains, the decisiveness of these battles lies not only in the completeness of victory or defeat for either side, but also in the longer-term impact they have had on the course of history. The scope of the book is majestic. It starts with Salamis, where the Greeks put an end to Persian attempts to overwhelm their country. Other battles of the Ancient World include Zama, where Carthaginian power was finally crushed; Actium, which ushered in the Rome of the emperors; and Adrianople, which first demonstrated the potential of the mounted warrior to defeat the legions of Rome. Moving onto the Medieval World, famous battlessuch as Hastings and the fall of Constantinople - are set beside less well-known but equally crucial encounters such as Lechfeld and Ain Jalut. Then there are the great conflicts of the colonial age, from Plassey to Quebec, and battles such as Saratoga and Sedan that witnessed the birth of nations. From the present century, key engagements of the World Wars - including the Marne, Midway, El Alamein and Stalingrad - are featured, as are more recent conflicts whose reverberations are still very much with us - Dien Bien Phu, the Six Days War, and Operation Desert Storm. Geoffrey Regan not only examines the strategic context and long-term outcome of each battle, but also vividly brings to life the course of the fighting, the commanders and participants, and the significance of innovations in weaponry. Numerous maps help to explain tactics and strategy, while the many illustrations add a further dramatic dimension to this stimulating book.

Decisive Measures Book

Decisive Measures

  • Author : John Nichol
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788637534

Decisive Measures Excerpt :

He wanted a respite from combat. What he finds is a living nightmare... Scarred by his experiences of war in the Balkans, pilot Jack Griffiths has found himself a seemingly routine job transporting supplies to a diamond mine in Sierra Leone. Soon, however, he is plunged headfirst into the crucible of a bloody civil war. In the midst of death and destruction, he must protect a group of people stranded in the middle, including Layla, a beautiful local doctor to whom he is powerfully drawn. A full-blooded, rousing action thriller from a master of the genre, perfect for fans of James Phelan, Mark Greaney and Brad Thor.

Be Decisive  Jeremiah  Book

Be Decisive Jeremiah

  • Author : Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781434700933

Be Decisive Jeremiah Excerpt :

Imagine living in a world with no moral absolutes. A place where truth is in the eye of the beholder. A society with eroding standards. Sound familiar? Yet this dilemma is not new. The prophet Jeremiah was called to take a public, and unpopular, stand for God's truth. His story can inspire us to make the powerful, decisive choice to stay firm in our faith and values. Part of Dr. Warrem W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, Be Decisive has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares the need for decisive believers in a lukewarm culture.

Galileo Book


  • Author : Michael Sharratt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-04-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 0521566711

Galileo Excerpt :

An entertaining, accessible biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.

Kafka Book


  • Author : Reiner Stach
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691147413

Kafka Excerpt :

This is the acclaimed central volume of the definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Reiner Stach spent more than a decade working with over four thousand pages of journals, letters, and literary fragments, many never before available, to re-create the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915, the most important and best-documented years of his life. This period, which would prove crucial to Kafka's writing and set the course for the rest of his life, saw him working with astonishing intensity on his most seminal writings--The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Man Who Disappeared (Amerika), and The Judgment. These are also the years of Kafka's fascination with Zionism; of his tumultuous engagement to Felice Bauer; and of the outbreak of World War I. Kafka: The Decisive Years is at once an extraordinary portrait of the writer and a startlingly original contribution to the art of literary biography.

WE Book


  • Author : Rania H. Anderson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119524700

WE Excerpt :

"You cannot win without a workplace where women and men have equal opportunities, equal input, and equal power." —Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company On almost a daily basis, we read stories in the news about high-profile male leaders, CEOs, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs harassing and acting inappropriately toward the women with whom they work. Following such revelations, these men generally lose their jobs, and their companies lose valuable female talent, customers/clients, and their reputations. And, although we regularly hear stories about the "bro culture" that obstructs women's progress and creates hostile work environments for them, we haven't heard as much about the efforts of good men who want to change the in-office behavior of their teams and companies so that they and women they work with can realize their full potential and their businesses can thrive. This book teaches men and managers how to respond in these situations and how to lead by example. In WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, Rania Anderson lends her guidance on this exact topic. Social mores have changed, and yet, well-intentioned managers simply don't always know what to do and what's appropriate and useful to actively recruit, retain, and advance more women into leadership. They want to be told how this can make a difference to them and how they can make a difference— this book shows you how to improve your own results and win in business: A new playbook to recruit and retain high-caliber women Take actions to work effectively, elevate and lead with women in the workplace Discover how traditional social roles exert a powerful pull on people of both genders and what to do about it. End confusion of male leaders In the #MeToo era when everyone else is focused on what’s wrong and what not to do, WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, is about what’s going well and what you can do. Men who are front-line m

How to Be More Decisive Book

How to Be More Decisive

  • Author : Calypso Guo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 197682074X

How to Be More Decisive Excerpt :

We all want to make better decisions. The right decisions. But decision-making is tricky. The best of us are occasionally plagued by doubt. We backtrack and remake decisions we already made. Unmade decisions clog up our minds and corrode our inner peace. We're trapped in overanalysis paralysis.The truth is, we have a finite amount of time in this world. And stewing unnecessarily over a decision is a poor way to spend it. This book will shorten your decision-making time by illuminating the 4 false beliefs of the indecisive mind.It seems like some people were born boldly decisive while others were cursed with a nagging sense of uncertainty. But this is an illusion. Decisiveness is not a gift but a skill - a skill anyone can practice and master. This skill is not taught in school, yet it is the cornerstone of success and personal fulfillment.This book will hone your decision-making skills by providing not only theory, but 20 applicable exercises pertaining to the 5 decisive arts:The Art of PresenceThe Art of IntuitionThe Art of MomentumThe Art of ImmediacyThe Art of PerspectiveNever again will you waste your valuable time hesitating, worrying and flip-flopping between options and miss the chance to take action. Your decisiveness will amplify itself: heightening your confidence, inspiring respect from others, and empowering you to tackle the future fearlessly.

Napoleon   s Cavalry  A Key Element to Decisive Victory Book

Napoleon s Cavalry A Key Element to Decisive Victory

  • Author : Major Thomas A. Shoffner
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786250018

Napoleon s Cavalry A Key Element to Decisive Victory Excerpt :

Napoleon’s rise to power in the late eighteenth century occurred at a time when the structure of most European armies was based on the paradigm army of Frederick the Great. Napoleon, however, changed all of this and in a few short years transformed the French army into the most powerful force on the continent of Europe. During the period of 1805 to 1813, Napoleon’s army had no equal with regard to operational effectiveness. Speed and positioning of forces were the two main characteristics that made the French army so successful. These same two characteristics were also inherent to French cavalry units. Thus, the central research question is: What influence did cavalry have upon Napoleon’s operations? To facilitate this study, two campaigns were examined that illustrate cavalry’s impact on Napoleon’s operations. The first campaign was the Jena Campaign of 1806; the second was the Saxony Campaign of 1813. The Jena Campaign demonstrated that with the employment of sufficient and well-trained cavalry, Napoleon could render his victories decisive through the complete destruction of the enemy army. Conversely, the Saxony Campaign demonstrated that without the effective employment of sufficient and well-trained cavalry, Napoleon could not obtain the complete destruction of the enemy army and thus, his victories were hollow, or at best Pyrrhic. Therefore, based on the analysis of these two campaigns, this study has concluded that Napoleon’s cavalry was a key element for Napoleon achieving complete destruction of the enemy army, thus rendering his victories decisive.