HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions

  • by Harvard Business Review, Daniel Kahneman, Ram Charan
  • Narrated by James Edward Thomas
  • 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New from the best-selling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.
Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers - and how to make better ones.
If you listen to nothing else on decision making, you should at least hear these 10 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
Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

so that's what executives talk about

Would you listen to HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions again? Why?

yes. so much information, I want to take notes next listen

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

since this isn't a story per say, hard to apply. But perhaps a change of voice for the examples. Even a change for the different chapters.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He was fine. Just more variety. I listened at the gym and sometimes turned it off because of sameness. That doesn't seem to happen with other features.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think learning about being preprogrammed and looking for the answer I want instead of the truth.

Any additional comments?

This is a vey helpful book.

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- judy

Great Collection of Wisdom, Narration not so much

Would you listen to HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions again? Why?

Yes, the articles provide insight into decision making processes in organizations and lessons can be applied to personal challenges as well.

What did you like best about this story?

Daniel Kahneman's article "Before you make that big decision"

What didn’t you like about James Edward Thomas’s performance?

It's not so much his performance, as the planning of whole process. I.e. All articles have "aside" sections that summarize the ideas discussed. The narrator reads these without any forethought whatsoever. The page that he's one might have nothing to do with the aside bar, but the minute he finishes the paragraph, he starts reading the aside bar. Aside bars should be read after the concept has been introduced, maybe even at the end of a section. Needs better planning.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- T. Danylak

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios