Decision-Making in the News
June 6, 2017
If Richard Branson is your dream mentor, you're in luck — the billionaire entrepreneur just revealed some of his best tips for making business decisions. Everyone knows how important first impressions are when meeting someone — in fact the subconscious decisions people make within a tenth of a second are so strong that often contradictory facts can't change them.
May 5, 2017
Testosterone-driven men are often portrayed in movies and books as impulsive brutes who don’t waste time talking tense situations through and are more likely to stick with their gut. Now, science explains why: A new study finds that testosterone actually leads men to feel significantly more confident in a rash decision, while spending less time thinking their responses through.
May 3, 2017
Long thought to simply pass on information received from the senses, the thalamus may also quickly assemble the circuits that enable successful decisions. This newfound function for this small, center-brain region is the main finding of a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published May 3 in the journal Nature.
April 30, 2017
Gap CIO Paul Chapman last week took to the stage at the Forbes CIO Summit to talk about how he has revamped the retailer’s IT organization in recent years, integrating corporate and e-commerce IT resources, encouraging faster decision-making about pursuing new IT projects and implementing a new model for IT responsibility.
April 13, 2017
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants his $430 billion publicly traded company to behave with the urgency of the startup it once was. To make sure he acts quickly, he follows a set of guidelines for “high-velocity decision-making” he laid out in his annual letter to shareholders. He urges his employees to follow them, and they contain sound principles for any competitive organization: Don’t wait for all the information before acting.