This is not your typical self-help book.
Learn how to:
The decision-making epidemic
Why we keep getting it wrong
How to make the best
decision every time
7 most common
C-suite executives & boards of directors
...to get what you want by making the right decision, every time. Never Be Wrong Again combines over ten years of research, decades of experience with influential decision makers, and original analysis. The result is a user-friendly guide to making better decisions, more efficiently. This four-point framework for successful decision making gives readers a proven formula to improve decision-making skills and results immediately.
Do you go with your gut reaction? Do you make Pro vs. Con lists? Do you consider all of the options and then choose the best one? Choosing the “best” option is the goal of good decision making, but it is NOT a plan on how to achieve your goal.
Whether to get married, how to invest your money, how to approach medical choices, and best practices for boards of directors. Using a clear blueprint and real life examples, Never Be Wrong Again will help you make any decision better with confidence and consistency, from the boardroom table to the kitchen table.
The 7 most common decision-making mistakes. Even the smartest, most accomplished people in the world are vulnerable.
Fight or Flight & The Amygdala Hijack Why there is “road rage” even in boardrooms.
Don’t buy a car until after you’ve read the section “Lessons from Ron Burgundy”
Thinking We Are Thinking. This is why you need a real plan on “how to” make a decision.
There is a natural biological aversion to this. When the stakes are high, especially when you are out of your zone of competency, this is where you need to be. Being smart is NOT a zone of competency.
How to set and achieve realistic deadlines. When to think, when to rethink, and when to finally conclude.
Understanding the deeper meaning of balance in a decision. When to walk away when the cost or risk is too high, regardless of the goal.
Best-case scenarios versus reality. Expected outcomes and moving forward using backwardization. Determining your real goal.
Connecting the dots. Correlation, relevance, causation. Learn from the French, Italians and Japanese. What the relationship between eating sushi and approval of same-sex marriage can teach you.
You really can never be wrong again. You are wrong when your decision-making process is flawed. A better process drives better results, optimizing your chances to get the result you want and leading you to the right decision every time.
He has held senior executive positions with two of the largest global investment banks and was a partner at one of the world’s largest advisory firms. As a partner with Ernst & Young, Michael held several leadership roles, including Chairman of the Capital Markets Think Tank. He left to join UBS, where he was co-head of the Global Structured Products Group.
He returned back to Ernst & Young, and after retiring from the firm, joined Deutsche Bank as Managing Director. He currently serves as Special Counsel to the law firm of Miller & Chevalier. Michael holds B.A., M.B.A., J.D., and LL.M. degrees and prior to his first job, his resume simply read: Born. Went to school. Still there.
Michael is a frequent lecturer to industry groups on numerous topics, including optimization of organizational and personal decision making.