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September 15, 2017

How Genghis Khan and Mother Teresa Would Beat Amazon in Australia

Business Strategy, Power of Model Thinking, Decision Making, Popular Posts, History's Greatest Strategists

If you had to make a list of some of the most powerful brands in history, online retail giant Amazon would undoubtedly be right at the top. According to one recent study, the company saw $2.371 billion in net income in 2016 on the back of $136 billion in net sales — and that’s just in the United States. The company is also growing at a rate of about 27% year-over-year and currently employs more than 341,000 people. All of this is to say that the fact that Amazon has decided to make its long-awaited move into Australia should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody. 

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March 8, 2017

4 Strategic Actions to Avoid Decision Biases

Power of Model Thinking, Marketing Strategy

As key decision makers in your business, you are expected to make rational, sound decisions every day. However, that is not always the case. You encounter several blind spots, or decision biases, that hinder you from making optimum decisions.

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January 21, 2017

Team Decision Making: 4 Consensus Techniques Every Leader Must Learn

Power of Model Thinking, Popular Posts

Involving your team in decision making is complex, but it doesn't have to be stressful. This blog post explores four techniques that will ensure team consensus.

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November 4, 2016

How Do You Overcome a Bad Decision?

Power of Model Thinking

When you've made a bad decision, how do you overcome? Here are four simple ways to recover from a bad decision.

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October 19, 2016

How to Develop Consensus-Oriented Solutions

Power of Model Thinking

In this blog article, learn how you can lead more collaborative, consensus-based decision making with your team.

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September 13, 2016

Is Groupthink Eating Up Your Team’s Decision-Making Ability?

Power of Model Thinking

It’s every leader’s nightmare. It could be your team’s weakness. Decisions made out of groupthink range from distressing to disastrous. Find out how you and your team can overcome this.

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September 6, 2016

How to Boost Individual Participation in Team Decision Making

Power of Model Thinking, Decision Making

Looking for ways to get your shy team member to openly contribute ideas? The Stepladder Technique could do the trick.

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July 20, 2016

Logic Tree: Branching Out Solutions to Make Better Decisions

Step Change, Power of Model Thinking

Learn the most effective way to come up with the best logical decision when faced with different courses of action.

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July 14, 2016

Decision Matrix: Making Effective Decisions With Your Team

Power of Model Thinking

Learn how the Decision Matrix tool can help ensure your decisions are unbiased and accurate

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July 14, 2016

How To Improve Your Decision-Making Skills: OODA Loop Tool

Power of Model Thinking

Do you want more mental clarity and faster and better decision-making skills? Learn how you can use the OODA Loop tool to fine tune your decision-making

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May 27, 2016

Making Better Decisions: The Ladder of Inference

Power of Model Thinking, Ladder of Inference, thinking, Decision Making

Learn about how the Ladder of Inference can help you make better decisions

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May 26, 2016

3 Common Biases Affecting Your Decision-Making

Power of Model Thinking, Gamblers Fallacy, Confirmation Bias, Fundamental Attribution Error, Decision Making

There are 100,000,000,000,000,000 processes running through your head right now. Learn the best way to recognise the biases that can occur and how to manage them in your decision-making.

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April 6, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Make Decisions Using Instinct: System 1 and System 2 Thinking

Power of Model Thinking, Daniel Kahneman

Learn about the two systems you use in decision-making and the implications they have for your business

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March 8, 2016

The Power of Decisions

Power of Model Thinking, Personal Growth, Bias, Power of Decision, Decision Making, Culture & Leadership

We make choices everyday. If we improved the quality of our choices, what impact would what have on our lives?

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February 10, 2016

How Strategists Predict the Future: The Fermi Principle for Business

Power of Model Thinking, Marketing Strategy

Did you make as much profit this year as your strategists forecasted? The Fermi Principle will ensure your accuracy.

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