The Art of Thinking Clearly

AuthorRolf Dobelli


Swiss writer Rolf Dobelli, the founder of get Abstract (the world’s largest suppliers of book summaries), was sitting with Nassim Taleb (of Black Swan fame) and they were “marveling at the systematic errors in decision making that CEOs and business leaders make”. Real world decisions are often made in a vague environment, where most stakeholders will have biases and pre-conceived notions; information will not be 100% complete; there will be multiple right answers and dependencies of variables; and so on. Unless we learn the art of thinking clearly, we will routinely keep making wrong decisions.