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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
A game plan available to everyone on how to make the hard changes in life a little bit easier.
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How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
by Thomas Gilovich
A wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.
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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Some readers will find Taleb's brashness off-putting; others will embrace it as a charismatic component of the ideas themselves.
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Decision Analysis for Managers
by David Charlesworth
This book gives you the tools to... * clarify and reach alignment on goals and objectives and understand trade-offs, * develop and examine alternatives, * systematically analyze the effects of risk and uncertainty, and * maximize the chances of achieving your goals and objectives.*
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The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
by Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff
A highly accessible coverage of game theory.
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Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment
by Thomas Gilovich, Dale Griffin and Daniel Kahneman
This book examines how people answer questions about judgment.
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A Course in Microeconomic Theory
by David M. Kreps
Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides a unified treatment of modern microeconomic theory.
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Economic Evaluations and Investment Decision Methods
by John M. Stermole and Franklin J. Stermole
Introduction to the concepts of time value of money and the related decision criteria used to evaluate investments.
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Enterprise Project Portfolio Analysis
by Richard M. Bayney and Ram Chakravarti
On building competencies for R&D and IT investment success.
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Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?
by Philip E. Tetlock
Explores what constitutes good judgment in predicting future events, and looks at why experts are often wrong in their forecasts.
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The Art and Science of Negotiation
by Howard Raiffa
Raiffa emphasizes problems and situations where, with the kinds of skills he aims to develop, disputants can achieve results that are beneficial to all parties concerned.
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Negotiation Analysis: The Science and Art of Collaborative Decision Making
by Howard Raiffa with John Richardson and David Metcalfe
This masterly book substantially extends Howard Raiffa's earlier classic, The Art and Science of Negotiation. It does so by incorporating three additional supporting strands of inquiry: individual decision analysis, judgmental decision making, and game theory.
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Game Theory and Strategy
by Philip D. Straffin
Applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines.
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Games and Information: An Introduction to Game Theory
by Eric Rasmusen
Coverage of the basics of game theory and information economics.
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An Introduction to Bayesian Inference and Decision
by Robert Winkler
At a Decision Analysis Affinity Group conference, a panel of experts was asked, What is the best book on Bayesian probability? The answer from the panel was united, Bob Winkler's book.
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Making Decisions
by Dennis Lindley
Book shows that only maximization of expected utility leads to sensible decision-making.
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The (Mis)behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence
by Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson
Mandelbrot's first book for lay readers on finance, a subject he has studied since the 1960s.
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Probability Theory: The Logic of Science
by E.T. Jaynes
An unabashed, hard sell of the Bayesian approach to statistics.
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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
By John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern
This foundational work on Game Theory contains the method for finding mutually consistent solutions for two-person zero-sum games.

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
by Scott Plous
Comprehensive introduction to the field with a strong focus on the social aspects of decision making processes.
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