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Handbook of Decision Analysis
by Gregory S. Parnell, Terry A. Bresnick, Steven N. Tani, Eric R. Johnson (SDP Fellows)
Fills a gap in decision analysis literature, featuring both soft personal/interpersonal skills and the hard technical skills involving mathematics and modeling.
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Value Focused Thinking
by Ralph Keeney (SDP Fellow)
A classic in the field of Decision Analysis, and for anyone seeking to make better decisions.
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Decision Analysis for the Professional
by John Celona and Peter McNamee (SDP Fellows)
You can purchase on Amazon or download a free copy of this book in PDF format by clicking below.
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Why Can't You Just Give Me the Number?
by Patrick Leach (SDP Fellow)
Updated 2nd edition. An executive's guide to using probabilistic thinking to manage risk and to make better decisions.
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Making Hard Decisions
by Robert T. Clemen (SDP Fellow) and Terence Reilly
Updated 3rd edition, with software and tutorials in Palisade's DecisionTools Suite.
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Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions
by John Hammond, Ralph Keeney (SDP Fellow), Howard Raiffa
An easy-to-read and practical guide to making better life decisions.
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Game Theory for Business: A Primer in Strategic Gaming
by Paul Papayoanou (SDP Fellow)
A practical guide to the incorporation of gaming elements into business decision making.
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The Smart Organization: Creating Value through Strategic R&D
by David Matheson and Jim Matheson (SDP Fellows)
Deriving the most benefit from making quality decisions following the methodology of the Stanford school of DA.
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Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions
by Carl Spetzler (SDP Fellow), Hannah Winter, and Jennifer Meyer (SDP Fellow)
Add value with every decision using a simple yet powerful framework
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Making Good Decisions
by Reidar B. Bratvold and Steve Begg (SDP Fellows)
Best seller in the Society of Petroleum Engineers community.
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The Principles and Applications of Decision Analysis (the "Blue Books")
by Ronald A. Howard and James Matheson (SDP Fellows)
Classic reference, 2 volumes. The link below will take you to the Amazon link, and to a full description with links to some of the chapters.

Creating a Culture of Profitability
by Rob Kleinbaum (SDP Fellow) and Aviva Kleinbaum
Culture matters. Everyone knows that. But now something can be done about it.
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Ethics for the Real World: Creating a Personal Code to Guide Decisions in Work and Life
by Ronald Howard (SDP Fellow) and Clinton Korver
Invites readers into ethics' gray areas and guides them in developing a personal ethical code hardy enough for the most ambiguous situations.
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Portfolio Decision Analysis: Improved Methods for Resource Allocation
by Ahti Salo, Jeffrey Keisler (SDP Fellow), Alec Morton, Editors
A diverse and up-to-date coverage of Portfolio Decision Analysis.
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Uncertainty: A Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty in Quantitative Risk and Policy Analysis
by M. Granger Morgan and Max Henrion (SDP Fellow)
A guide to dealing with uncertainty in quantitative risk and policy analysis.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
A must read for decision professionals
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Foundations of Decision Analysis
by Ali Abbas, Ron Howard
A groundbreaking text that explores the art of decision making, both in life and in professional settings.
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Decision Traps: The Ten Barriers to Decision-Making and How to Overcome Them
by J. Edward Russo and Paul Schoemaker
Barriers to making good decisions and guidance on how to overcome them.
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Winning Decisions: Getting It Right the First Time
by J. Edward Russo and Paul Schoemaker
A comprehensive, one-of-a-kind guide to the proven methods of making critical business decisions confidently, quickly–and correctly.
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The Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty
by Sam L. Savage
Describes common avoidable mistakes in assessing risk in the face of uncertainty.
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