6 Reliable Strategies for Making Smarter Decisions
But there are lots of these choices to be made. In fact, according to author Noreena Hertz in her book Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions In A Confusing World, “we have to make up to 10,000 trivial decisions every single day.”
Other decisions aren’t so small. Other decisions can affect our health, career and relationships.
Decision-making is further complicated by data. A whole lot of data. “For this is the age of data deluge,” Hertz writes.
“A New York Times Weekly Edition contains more information than the average person in the seventeenth century was likely to come across in their entire lifetime.” Add to that social media, countless websites, TV and print ads, and a slew of other sources, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, even paralyzed, very quickly.
In her important book Hertz presents 10 practical steps for helping us make these decisions – from a smarter, more informed perspective.
She also shares research findings and stories about the cognitive errors all of us make, even the experts, which jeopardize our decision-making.
Here are some insights and tips from Hertz’s book to get you started in making decisions with eyes wide open.