Discover the formula used by twenty-one of the world's most
extraordinary leaders to make consistent and smart decisions.
How do the wise decide and lead businesses and organizations to
great success is the question Bryn Zeckhauser and Aaron Sandoski
posed to themselves after landing their first jobs as managers.
Despite the best training the world could offer--Harvard MBAs and
stints at McKinsey & Company, the elite powerhouse consulting
firm--they felt unprepared when faced with the pressure to make
critical decisions. So they set out on a three-year quest to
discover how people with remarkable success and experience in both
corporate and public life--"the wise"--went about making crucial,
often make-or-break decisions.
- How did William George, when CEO of Medtronic, get the real story
about why a critical tool used by cardiologists was failing and use
that information to fix a systemic problem within the
- When inventor Dean Kamen has to make a decision about investing
in a new technology, why does he find it useful to "fill a room
with barbarians" to get the best thinking from his team?
- How did Shelly Lazarus assess the risks of making a
nontraditional career move, a decision that eventually led her to
being appointed CEO?
- How did Stephen Schwarzman and Peter Peterson, the founders of
The Blackstone Group, turn $400,000 of their own money into one of
the world's preeminent alternative asset managers with $100 billion
These and the other accounts of the direct conversations Zeckhauser
and Sandoski had with twenty-one major leaders show that between
wise decisions and poor ones lie vast fortunes and extraordinary
contrasts in success. "How the Wise Decide "distills their wisdom,
and it reveals how you can use this wisdom to be on the winning
side of the ledger.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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