Friday, August 11, 2017

[Book] The Decision Book

Ever wondered why our past experiences don't make us much wiser? 
or, why being structured actually makes a person more creative? 

What does our phone contact list say about us? 
Would you like to know how to choose a gift? 

Are you aware of your "Johari window"? 
Struggling with problems of converting your group of employees into a cohesive team? 

What's a "long tail"? How to determine if a business proposal is worth investing in? 

And most importantly, why do printers seem to break down just before an important deadline?

Well, as it turns out, there are proven statistical models and matrices that answer all these questions and much more. "The Decision Book" by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappelr puts together a collection of 50 of them. 

Some of them are quite well-known and straightforward, such as Eisenhower matrix, the SWOT analysis, or the Pareto principle. But many are fairly complicated, with exquisite names such as Uffe Elbaek model, or the Sinus Milieu model.

Whether you are a student of management, a professional in a managerial position, or like me, simply interested in mathematical models and personal productivity tools, this book is definitely for you.

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