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Ecaterina Sanalatii

Consultant, MooD International


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What is the key to smarter decisions?

My question to the TED community is what is the key to smarter decisions?

As individuals, how can we make smarter decisions in everyday life?
How is this different in business decision making?
Can we help others make a better decision or should this be done out of own will?


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    Oct 4 2012: When making a decision we should have a goal in mind.

    Option A - Turn Left
    Option B - Turn Right

    If the preferred option is not defined...we should try to gather as much information as we can before acting.

    Decisions based on emotion are driven by just that...emotion...not your goal.

    If you find yourself failing to achieve your goals...you can assume one of a few things:

    1) You are making choices based on emotion
    2) Your goal is not clear
    3) Your goal is not rational

    Choices that aren't based on some ultimate goal...are almost always impulse decisions.

    You have to step outside of the box here. Try and picture your problem in front of you...inside of a box.

    Don't live in the box...your job is to move the box around as you please. If you live inside the problem...how do you move the box?
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      Oct 10 2012: I like the suggestion of picturing the issue at hand in a box. What that would enable us, is to choose a side from which we decide to look at it.

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