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Taking Decisive Action – The GISTS

Entrepreneurial professionals and leaders are tasked with making important decisions daily. Such responsibilities can feel daunting and overwhelming, making it easy to either agonize over choices or completely detach (leaving it up to “fate”). Neither tactic is advisable! This month in EntrepreNerds we’ll empower Taking Decisive Action by discussing:

  1. Barriers to making smart decisions

  2. Tools for gaining decisive clarity

  3. Tips for simplifying complicated decisions

How it Works:

Everyone reads a relevant book (blog or article) of their choice before the meeting and ponders 4 pre discussion questions to help focus the conversation.

Sponsored by Bear Capital

Date: Friday May 16, 2014 Noon – 1:30pm

Location: Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

Cost: Members $25 / Non-Members $35 (includes catered lunch)

Recommended Reading :

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath


The GIST – In this book, Chip and Dan Heath synthesize their extensive research on decision making into a memorable moniker that will help you overcome the most common biases experienced. They arm readers with the W.R.A.P. Process, empowering them to overcome those pitfalls in a manner that feels more natural than the typical, formulaic approach. Consciously practice these in your day-to-day and you’ll confidentially make wiser choices with more ease.

Smart Choices: A Practice Guide to Making Better Decisions by John S. Hammond, et al


The GIST –John Hammaond, et al assert that to start making smarter choices you have to get Proactive. They review a step-by-step process intended to help you make logical decisions that takes into account the uniqueness of each situation. This book is particularly valuable for managers and leaders that need to demonstrate how they followed a rational process for their decisions.


(EntrepreNerds has partnered with Firehouse Books in Old Town to offer a 20% off discount to book discussion attendees)


Interested in facilitating an EntrepreNerds book discussion?  Contact Ariana: arianaf@gmail.com

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