Reading Project 2015 – The Decision book: Fifty models for strategic thinking #9

This book was a serendipity find. I was in fact looking for a fictional book in my local library when I came across this beauty. I could have read it in one seating but I wanted to savour every detail and learning from it. So, I read it every morning at breakfast time. And what a great way to start the day!

So basically it’s a ‘how to’ book on making decisions on almost every aspect of your life (although a few of the models are pretty useless like The Fashion Model where it tells you what type of person you are by the type of brands you wear – I don’t wear any of those upmarket brands so what does that make me? A pauper and a fashion misfit, I say!) Anyway, it’s broken up into four sections:

  1. How to improve yourself
  2. How to understand yourself
  3. How to understand others better
  4. How to improve others

Each section has about 13-17 models you can sink your cerebral cortex in. But the section I particularly like is the last one about drawing and making images while you’re talking. Try this (the book says): “On your next speaking engagement: Don’t just talk about your ideas/topics etc – draw models to illustrate your thoughts. Your audience will not only listen to you but they will look at what you’re doing rather than having their heads down writing notes!” What a great idea!

The decision book: Fifty models for strategic thinking
The decision book: Fifty models for strategic thinking
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