Review of How to Decide: Simple tools for making better choices by Annie Duke

In How to Decide, Annie Duke describes a range of approaches and tools to help people make better decisions. The author describes the importance of thinking backwards as well as thinking forwards (including hindsight bias), the complexity of decisions, why preferences, payoffs and probabilities are important, and how taking both outside and inside views can help.

Annie Duke also focuses on the need to focus decision-making on key criteria and not get get bogged down in the details, and she also highlights the role of negative planning as well as positive thinking (for example, premortems and precommitments. She finishes with a chapter on the importance of decision hygiene, objectivity, and how to deal with groupthink.

The book is packed with good advice for anyone who needs to make important decisions and provides frameworks and tools to help anyone make better choices.

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