From Prism's Sean Brady comes a surprising – and surprisingly compelling, useful and easy-to-read – new book. You Are What You Decide: Eight Keys to Better Decision-making is available in paperback and in all e-Book reader formats (Kindle, iPad, Android) at different price points, with volume discounts upon request.
Reader praise for the Eight Keys
Matthew J. Salanger, President & CEO, United Health Services:
"I found Sean Brady's You Are What You Decide to be both useful and insightful. I am glad I gave it a full read! Sean does a great job building the decision-making framework and simplifying even the most complex tasks. The easy-to-use tools for completing a trade-off and a cost-benefit analysis are especially useful. Finally, I loved the way he blends stories about his family and career to illustrate his points about the Eight Keys. This book is an easy and enjoyable read that is packed full of practical ways to make better decisions."
Sherm Bodner, President and Publisher, Gannett Central New York Media: "You Are What You Decide is a concise book that distills complex ideas into a straightforward, highly readable framework. Sean Brady combines personal history, business anecdotes and management theory to create an actionable approach to decision-making that will be useful to veteran leaders and novice managers alike."
Andrew Tait, Chief Technology Officer, Decision Mechanics Limited: "Sean Brady distills twenty years of experience helping people make decisions into the Eight Keys that you need to improve your decision-making. While books like Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow bring theoretical ideas to a mass audience, they are still relatively technical and abstract in nature. You Are What You Decide takes a big step towards real-world decision-making showing how anyone can improve their decision-making capability by adopting a few simple behaviors. Highly recommended."
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