HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

  • 6h 24m 44s
  • Daniel Kahneman, Harvard Business Review, Ram Charan
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones.

If you read (or listen to) nothing else on decision making, listen to these ten articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps.

Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to: make bold decisions that challenge the status quo; support your decisions with diverse data; evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor; check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning; test your decisions with experiments; foster and address constructive criticism; and defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 11 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Hidden Traps in Decision Making by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa
  • Chapter 2 - Before You Make That Big Decision by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony
  • Chapter 3 - How to Avoid Catastrophe by Catherine H. Tinsley, Robin L. Dillon, and Peter M. Madsen
  • Chapter 4 - Conquering a Culture of Indecision by Ram Charan
  • Chapter 5 - What You Don’t Know About Making Decisions by David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto
  • Chapter 6 - Who Has the D? by Paul Rogers and Marcia Blenko
  • Chapter 7 - How (Un)ethical Are You? by Mahzarin R. Banaji, Max H. Bazerman, and Dolly Chugh
  • Chapter 8 - Make Better Decisions by Thomas H. Davenport
  • Chapter 9 - Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions by Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead, and Sydney Finkelstein
  • Chapter 10 - Stop Making Plans; Start Making Decisions by Michael C. Mankins and Richard Steele


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