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Decision Making

The Art and Science of Making Better Decisions

Many decisions fail to achieve the desired outcome. Sometimes they fail because they are made with incomplete information in dynamic environments that preclude any guarantee of success. But some decisions fail because decision makers rush too quickly to make a decision, don't consider all the available options, ignore important information or succumb to biases that can increase the chances that a decision will fail. The good news is that there are many techniques for improving and debiasing the decision-making process. Applying such techniques can improve the decisions of individuals and groups.