When is the last time you made a really big decision, or even a small one for that matter? Did you have access to all the input, feedback and expertise that you wish you had? Recently, it seems that many friends and others I know have been making life changing decisions. Many have asked for my advice which I happily give, yet, in many cases I don’t necessarily have the experience to provide the best guidance or insight. In fact, this type of input or advice isn’t often readily available. While considering how I could more effectively provide guidance, I decided to write a book about decision making. The book concept was very well received at TED, with a dozen leading authorities agreeing to an interview for the book.
This will not be a technical reference about how or why we make the decisions we do, rather, will be a compilation of interviews of leaders in a variety of industries that I believe many will want to hear from. The individuals I interview will include business and industry leaders, the greatest philanthropists on the planet, chiefs of fire and police, artists, musicians, actors, homeless, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, teachers, military leaders, politicians and more. The goal is to deliver a compelling compilation of real-life stories about decision making, told through interviews.
I decided to invest in this project because I believe that higher quality decisions will make the world a better place. If we can learn how those whom we respect have made their decisions, perhaps our decisions will be better and we will share the goodness. Worse-case, you may make a better decision that can change your own life for the better – which isn’t such a bad worse-case.
I want your help – I want your participation. If you would like to hear from a specific individual or a type of individual please share it here. If your suggested individual is interviewed then you will be credited in the book. If you have an idea or suggestion, please comment here. No suggestion is too outlandish for me to consider. I want this to be an adventure; something unique, creative and compelling. Along the way, I will post interviews, podcasts and videos to document the progress of the book. I expect this project to last throughout the year. If this sounds interesting, please subscribe to comments and you will be updated with new comments and posts.
Let’s make the world a better place by making better decisions – thank for your generous contribution and time.