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The 5 step method for making high-stakes, high-quality decisions fast

A recent McKinsey survey found that 20% of respondents think their company excels at decision-making. Follow these 5 steps to improve that.
You need to balance emotion and logic.

The biggest mistake most people make when it comes to taking risks, according to a psychotherapist

When it comes to tough decisions and risk-taking, some people are fearful and overly cautious, while others are impulsive and eager to jump the gun.
Hortense le Gentil.

The best leaders harness the power of intuition — and it helps them make smarter and faster decisions

Analysis and reason have their own limitations. Intuition, on the other hand, is about lightning speed, lateral connections, and complexity.

Jeff Bezos says a 3-word phrase can help you make decisions quickly and become a better leader

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos champions the "disagree and commit" strategy to make sure everyone's ideas are heard but a decision is still reached.
It's simple, but underused, advice.

There’s a science-backed trick for making smarter, quicker decisions

A professor recommends that you make a decision either by having someone choose for you or by pretending you're choosing for someone else.
Don't eliminate intuition entirely.

A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist says the most successful decision-makers know how to use their gut feelings in a way the rest of us don’t

To make a good decision, delay your intuition until you've gathered all the necessary information, says psychologist Daniel Kahneman.
What do you work on in your spare time? Harj Taggar pictured.

Before joining the accelerator that launched AirBnb, Dropbox, and Instacart, Harj Taggar was in law school — and he used a simple strategy to de...

Former Y Combinator partner Harj Taggar says he made the decision to leave law school and start a business by getting very specific about the risks. In his case, the worst-case scenario was that his business would fail and he'd re-enroll in law school the following year.
Patrick McGinnis is a VC who makes some of his more important decisions using a strategy similar to writing an investment memo.

A Wall Streeter turned venture capitalist uses a strategy from his investing career to make the personal decisions that stress him out most

In an interview with The New York Times' Tim Herrera, the entrepreneur and investor Patrick McGinnis discussed how the so-called fear of better options could lead to being overly hesitant in taking decisions.
AppDynamics Jyoti Bansal

‘Jugs of coffee, lots of Advil, and we didn’t sleep for 4 days’: A startup founder reveals what it was like to sell his company for ...

Jyoti Bansal's company, AppDynamics, received an offer to sell five days before it was slated to IPO. Here's how Bansal made his decision.
Learn the error of your ways.

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

You make choices with your email, social media, online dating, and more every day without thinking about it. Here are some of the ones to watch out for.