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Decisions determine the quality, scope and tenor of your life. People who make good decisions usually live more successful, satisfying lives. Like all mental disciplines, smart decision making requires following certain guidelines and principles, as Mike Whitaker spells out in this instructive manual. Everyone has to make decisions, so Whitaker teaches you how to do it well. getAbstract recommends his detailed primer to those who want a more systematic approach to decision making, including students, young adults, people in mid-career, individuals in crisis, and those who must deal with challenging – and baffling – problems.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to make good decisions without yielding to emotion;
  • How to use the principles of good decision making, the “decision zones” and the “decision toolkit”; and
  • How the benefits of good decision making affect your life.

About the Author

Serial entrepreneur Mike Whitaker founded Idea Gateway, a company specializing in launching new businesses and providing expertise and capital for entrepreneurs. He also founded a technology accelerator, RevTech, and chairs Lucas Color Card, a data product manufacturer.



Luck Doesn’t Matter

Luck plays only a small role in life, but your decisions are critically important, since they set your life’s parameters. To assess your options carefully and intelligently, take a systematic approach.

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