Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life


“Success emerges from the quality of the decisions we make and the quantity of luck we receive. We can't control luck. But we can control the way we make choices.”


The book examines the nature of decision-making and the necessary factors for making the right call.


KEY TAKEAWAYS:

1) Overconfidence is one of the biggest issues when it comes to decision-making. We have way too much confidence in knowing our future and in our own predictions.

2) In order to best solve a problem, you need to consider lots of options and ideas. Start by asking "who else might have had this problem before?" and get some insights from them.

3) Disagreement is absolutely necessary in order to make good decisions. Instead of avoiding it, encourage it.


READ IF: You want to better understand how we all make decisions and want to get better at it.