Decisive Quotes

"A decision without the pressure of consequence is hardly a decision at all." - Eric Langmuir

"Act or be acted upon." - Stephen R. Covey

"Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it." - Simon Sinek

“There are two main causes of poor decision making: insufficient motivation and cognitive biases.” - Beshears & Gino, May 2015, HBR

“Ask yourself whether you would choose the status-quo alternative if, in fact, it weren’t the status quo.” - Hammond, Keeney & Raiffa, Sept Oct 1998, HBR

“72 percent of senior-executive respondents to a McKinsey survey said they thought bad strategic decisions either were about as frequent as good ones or were the prevailing norm in their organization.” - McKinsey Quarterly, June 2017

“True strategy is about placing bets and making hard choices. The objective of strategy is not to minimise risk but to increase the chance of success.” - Roger Martin, Jan Feb 2014, HBR

“The new smart will be about trying to overcome the two big inhibitors of critical thinking and team collaboration: our ego and our fears. Doing so will make it easier to perceive reality as it is, rather than as we wish it to be.” - Ed Hess, June 2017, HBR

“Ultimately, a company’s value is just the sum of the decisions it makes and executes.” - Blenko, Mankins & Rogers, June 2010, HBR

Your value is the sum of the decisions you make and the actions you take