Best Decision-Making & Problem Solving Books
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1. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
Author: by Daniel Kahneman
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones-“a tour de force (New York Times). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patientsor that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime.
Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicantsor that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday.
These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection.
2. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Author: by Kerry Patterson
The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate [Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world…. This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.
From the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations. Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high.
This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
3. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Author: by Daniel Kahneman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Major New York Times bestsellerOver two million copies soldSelected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientDaniel Kahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s best-selling The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our MindsIn his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.
System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacationeach of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
4. Outliers: The Story of Success
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
Back Bay Books
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”-the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.
Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
5. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
Author: by Jon Gordon
The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment at work and at home.
Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life.
6. The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded
Author: by Michael D. Watkins
Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon EditorsThe world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transitionTransitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face.
While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.
In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitionsno matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs.
7. Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (The ParentData Series)
Author: by Emily Oster
The instant New York Times bestseller An NPR Book of the YearFrom the author of Expecting Better, an economist’s guide to the early years of parenting. Both refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down.
LA TimesThe book is jampacked with information, but it’s also a delightful read because Oster is such a good writer. NPR With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies.
By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet.
8. Principles: Life and Work
Author: by Ray Dalio
Simon & Schuster
#1 New York Times Bestseller Significant… The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving. The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and businessand which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine.
Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.
9. How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Author: by Katy Milkman
Portfolio (May 4, 2021)
Wall Street Journal bestsellerA welcome revelation. The Financial TimesAward-winning Wharton Professor and Choiceology podcast host Katy Milkman has devoted her career to the study of behavior change. In this ground-breaking book, Milkman reveals a proven path that can take you from where you are to where you want to be, with a foreword from psychologist Angela Duckworth, the best-selling author of Grit.
Change comes most readily when you understand what’s standing between you and success and tailor your solution to that roadblock. If you want to work out more but find exercise difficult and boring, downloading a goal-setting app probably won’t help.
But what if, instead, you transformed your workouts so they became a source of pleasure instead of a chore? Turning an uphill battle into a downhill one is the key to success. Drawing on Milkman’s original research and the work of her world-renowned scientific collaborators, How to Change shares strategic methods for identifying and overcoming common barriers to change, such as impulsivity, procrastination, and forgetfulness.
10. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author: by Greg McKeown
Crown (December 29, 2020)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More than one million copies sold! Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. Featuring the new Essentialism 21-Day Challenge A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked.
Adam Grant Have you ever: found yourself stretched too thin? Simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized? Felt busy but not productive? Felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.
Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.
By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energyinstead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.
11. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
Back Bay Books
In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem.
Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom?
And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance.
12. The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto Book 2)
Author: by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
May 4, 2010
The most influential book of the past seventy-five years: a groundbreaking exploration of everything we know about what we don’t know, now with a new section called On Robustness and Fragility. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was.
The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur?
Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know.
We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the impossible. For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do.
13. Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
Author: by Jon Acuff
“Popular speaker and New York Times bestselling author takes a refreshingly honest and humorous look at overthinking-identifying what it masquerades as (being prepared), calling it what it really is (fear), and offering a simple plan to turn it from a super problem into a superpower”
14. The Infinite Game (192 GRAND)
Author: by Simon Sinek
From the New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world. How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint.
The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint.
There are no winners or losersonly ahead and behind. The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we’re in? In this revelatory new book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly.
In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning.
15. Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon
Author: by Colin Bryar
Working Backwards is an insider’s breakdown of Amazon’s approach to culture, leadership, and best practices from two long-time Amazon executiveswith lessons and techniques you can apply to your own company, and career, right now. In Working Backwards, two long-serving Amazon executives reveal the principles and practices that have driven the success of one of the most extraordinary companies the world has ever known.
With twenty-seven years of Amazon experience between themmuch of it during the period of unmatched innovation that created products and services including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios, and Amazon Web ServicesBryar and Carr offer unprecedented access to the Amazon way as it was developed and proven to be repeatable, scalable, and adaptable.
With keen analysis and practical steps for applying it at your own companyno matter the sizethe authors illuminate how Amazon’s fourteen leadership principles inform decision-making at all levels of the company. With a focus on customer obsession, long-term thinking, eagerness to invent, and operational excellence, Amazon’s ground-level practices ensure these characteristics are translated into action and flow through all aspects of the business.