Decide and Conquer: 44 Decisions That Will Make or Break All Leaders

  • 4h 2m
  • David Siegel
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2022

Success boils down to one thing: making good decisions. Learn the right framework now that can make all the difference later when faced with terrible options, deep anxiety and fear of failure.

Access the decision framework David Siegel used when he took over as CEO of Meetup, the world’s leading platform for making connections and finding your community. Let David’s success during one of the most tumultuous times in his company’s history help guide you on your own path.

Decide and Conquer helps all leaders navigate the big decisions that will impact their future and make their organizations a success. David outlines the 44 challenges leaders face when starting a new position, then shows you the decision framework he applied to overcome challenges in his own role. David takes you on an epic journey of corporate and personal survival that includes industry titans like Adam Neumann, Barry Diller, Jack Welch, Bill Ackman, and other leaders.

In Decide and Conquer, you will learn to:

  • Apply principles like open communication, transparency, and kindness to inform great decision making.
  • Set yourself up to succeed, even before you start, by removing potential roadblocks before they become a problem.
  • Be a bold and decisive leader and not succumb to fear.

By applying the principles he had learned in previous leadership positions, David was able to make the many critical decisions that would mean life or death for Meetup when WeWork decided to sell the company.

From deciding to accept the position and negotiating terms to managing a seemingly endless series of crises during the sale and global pandemic, Decide and Conquer walks readers through the key decisions they will face with invaluable advice for each one.

About the Author

David Siegel is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Meetup, the largest platform for finding community. Siegel became a director at DoubleClick at age 25 and the CEO of Investopedia at 40. He served as the President of SeekingAlpha and a Senior Vice President for 1-800-Flowers. Siegel earned both a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in strategy and entrepreneurship and host of the podcast Keep Connected, dedicated to the power of community. He lives in White Plains, NY with his wife and three kids.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Ground Rules—Building Your Personal Decision Framework
  • Your Week 0 Challenge
  • Your First Thirty Days
  • The Next Sixty Days
  • The Next Ninety Days
  • Then the Unexpected Happens
  • Leading in New Territory
  • Facing the Unknown Unknowns
  • Relying on Your Mission
  • Epilogue—Meeting the Challenge Every Day
  • Gratitude