The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £9.99
  • You Save: £2.50 (25%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Decision Book: Fifty ... has been added to your Basket
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Used Good condition book may have signs of cover wear and/or marks on corners and page edges. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing and underlining. All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy.
Trade in your item
Get a £0.34
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking Hardcover – 6 Jan 2011


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£7.49
£3.61 £1.23
Paperback
"Please retry"
£7.49 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking + The Diagrams Book: 50 Ways to Solve Any Problem Visually + The Change Book: Fifty models to explain how things happen
Price For All Three: £23.47

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.34
Trade in The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.34, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (6 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846683955
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846683954
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.8 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

New-year stimuli to anyone who manages anything - even just their desk. (Independent)

A handy primer for anyone keen to tackle problems in a different way. (Director)

Book Description

The 6th bestselling business book of 2011 - a smart, fun, bestselling guide to making the right choices

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson on 19 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book will be extremely useful for people giving presentations (managers, consultants, teachers, lecturers etc.). The book is a one page description of a model and one page of an example of the model. The models are arranged in 4 larger categories How to Improve Yourself, Understand Yourself Better, Understand Others, Improve Others. Each category has a handful of relevant models.

This is not a life changing self-help book and doesn't offer anything that you could not find in loads of other self-help books that are focused on a specific concept. What the book does offer is a simple and quick reference for those who need to pop a model into a presentation.

If you give a lot of presentation and like to use models to illustrate your points this is excellent source material.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Adam Smith VINE VOICE on 21 April 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you are like me, you find yourself very pressed for time, and books like this with lots of condensed ideas and explanations greatly appeal to me. I love books like this, which simply lay out, in diagramatic form, lots of great ideas. Then you can choose which to explore at greater length, either by further reading or simply by letting them percolate over a period of time. And they are handy as a bluffers guide to great ideas! Not that any of us would do that sort of thing. I was very satisfied with this book, I need to think very critically in a number of areas, and am always looking for ways and methods that help me do this. Unhesitatingly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By jimmykp on 13 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I don't really do books, and especially not business books. I am a slow reader and getting common sense lectures from people that are better at writing books than running businesses does not seem like a good use of my time - until I came across The Decision Book. It is short, clever and full of pictures for slow readers like me!
The book is pocket sized and hard backed so easy to keep beside you for the short time it takes to digest. It includes a wide range of decision making models that will suit all types of people and help them to improve both their business and personal effectiveness. It does not tell you what to do, it simply gives you a number of ways to approach different tasks. Simples.
Written by a Swede and a Swiss it has only recently become accessible to mere mortals like me with the first English print run in Jan 2011. I can't promise it will change your life but you should feel more comfortable with the way you approach life.

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Officer on 8 July 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the type of book that makes me think "hey I could be an author" in the same way that George Bush made American think they also could be the top dog.

It is indeed filled with 50 models for strategic thinking... but the book is physically quite small. I understand the desire to create a pocket reference book but this could have been so much more.

There was an optortunity for the author to move past a revamped wikipedia book with lots of child like diagrams and move to adding some short but very helpful case studies that would show how people and companies have used these models to improve themselves or situations.

On the plus side the book is well made with illustrations simple and easy to follow with the book laid out in 4 categories:
How to Improve Yourself
Understand Yourself Better
Understand Others
Improve Others

This book has its uses and you wont be left thinking you have wasted you money but it really does feal like a half finished job.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Caufrier Frederic on 27 May 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This small sized book (173 pages) covers a set of models that could fall under decision making tools (if you use a broad spectrum for that definition that is).

The models get placed under 4 basic questions:
1) How to improve yourself
2) How to understand yourself
3) How to understand others better
4) How to improve others

Some models are well known and broadly used, some are lesser known, some disappoint and some are nice surprises.

This book is a very fast read and really stripped down to the basics. The models are explained in single page format, followed up with an illustration. So as long as you don't expect detailed explanations on the models, you will love this one.

Interesting!

Contents

Instruction for use

How to improve yourself
- The Eisenhower matrix: How to work more efficiently
- The SWOT analysis: How to find the right solution
- The BCG box: How to evaluate costs and benefits
- The project portfolio matrix: How to maintain an overview
- The John Whitmore model: Am I pursuing the right goal?
- The rubber band model: How to deal with a dilemma
- The feedback model: Dealing with other's people's compliments and criticism
- The family tree model: The contacts you should maintain
- The morphological box and SCAMPER: Why you have to be structured to be creative
- The Esquire gift model: How much to spend on gifts
- The consequences model: Why it is important to make decisions promptly
- The conflict resolution model: How to resolve a conflict elegantly
- The crossroads model: So what next?

How to understand yourself
- The flow model: What makes you happy?
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback