About 2 days ago, I came across a list of “2013 books every leader should read” on this Washington Post website. I was particularly intrigued with the book’s objective on How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. I thought that this topic is so relevant to our everyday’s life. I have been reading (and listening to the audiobook) up to Chapter 2, and I plan to write a short summary which hopefully will capture the essence of each chapter I have read.
Take a look at this intro and see if you are an interested as I am :
Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings doesn’t fix the problem, any more than knowing that we are nearsighted helps us to see. The real question is: How can we do better?
Short information of the Authors who are best seller writers :
Chip Heath is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching courses on business strategy and organizations. He is the co-author (along with his brother, Dan) of three books. Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin.
Happy reading! 🙂