Methods to Improve Decisions

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 05, 2014 Comments Off on Methods to Improve Decisions

Online Webinar
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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None of us wakes up thinking, “I’m going to made some bad decisions today!” but we all make poor decisions nonetheless. In some cases, our minds take us down one mental path when there is a better way to think about a problem. In other cases, we are simply unaware of available methods that allow us to reliably improve how we decide. 

In recent years, researchers who study decision making have identified a number of concrete strategies to sharpen the quality of our judgments. Using entertaining stories and fascinating research from the cognitive sciences, Wall Street Investment Strategist, Author, and Professor Michael Mauboussin (C'86, P'17) will review a handful of specific techniques that you and your organization can use to improve your decisions. The emphasis will be on approaches that you can implement immediately and cost effectively. The webinar will explore questions such as:

• When should I use my intuition and when should I go with the numbers?
• Why is standing in the future and looking at the present better than standing in the present and looking at the future?
• How do I keep track of the quality of my decisions?
• What can I do to prevent my organization from falling into groupthink?

This webinar will be useful for all decisions makers—from senior leaders to front-line employees—in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.  Archimedes said that with a lever long enough, he could move the world. In business and in life, it is hard to think of a more effective lever than quality decision making. Let’s start with  an easy decision: Join us for this fun and elucidating webinar!

Michael Mauboussin is a Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. Prior to rejoining CS in 2013, he was Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. He is also the author of three books, including More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places, named in the The 100 Best Business Books of All Time by 800-CEO-Read. He has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993, and received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009.

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