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eBook: Closing the Decision Quality Gap

One of the virtues of decision quality is that it allows us to know if we’ve made a good decision at the time we are making it. If we’ve correctly followed the process, we can confidently state that “We made the best possible choice given our alternatives, the available information, future uncertainties, and the things we …Read More…

Infographic: The Top Three Megabiases

Most of us assume we make good decisions using sound reasoning. But in reality, we all fall victim to unintended biases that undermine our decision making. Use our latest infographic to get up to speed on the three megabiases that could be damaging your business, and how you can prevent them.

Infographic: Building ODQ

How can your organization benchmark Decision Quality (DQ)? Achieving true Organizational Decision Quality (ODQ) requires more than the adoption of decision-making principles. It requires a steadfast commitment to consistently involving the right people in the right way within your organization. To learn what your business should be asking in its pursuit of organization-wide DQ, download …Read More…

Liquified Natural Gas: All Around the World

The ‘age of gas’ is now well and truly upon the global energy markets. Fracking has sky-rocketed supply of natural gas from shale and tight formations, and gas has shifted from being a regional fuel to becoming a focal point of global energy supply. In this article for LNG Industry Magazine, Naoki Shimoda and Girish Shirodkar …Read More…

Improved Framework Needed for Indian Expressways

India’s highway operational framework is in desperate need of an upgrade. Its infrastructure suffers from lack of attention to service quality, instead focusing operational success on “surface quality” issues like traffic and number of lanes. While hard infrastructure is upgraded, the soft highway infrastructure is non-existent, leading to long queues to pay tolls and customers …Read More…

Bringing Quality to Board Decisions

Board member accountability has intensified in recent years. Yet, too often board members are not effectively engaged in key decisions affecting corporate value. They only fulfill an approval role for management proposals, eventually leaving them with only two choices—to back management on key strategic issues or, if the board sees too many missteps, to replace …Read More…

Deal Evaluation: 10 Failure Modes

Investors can easily get caught up in the excitement of an upswing. But before jumping into a deal head first, it’s imperative to exert a thorough evaluation of company finances, market changes, and execution details. In this article, originally published by Financier Worldwide, Todd Anderson and David Fishman of Strategic Decisions Group discuss the 10 common deal evaluation mistakes that …Read More…

To Save the Euro, Establish Dual Currencies

Without a more radical, long-term solution to preserve the euro, structural weaknesses from the economic crisis in the EU will linger. In this bylined article in Forbes, Dr. Mazen Skaf of Strategic Decisions Group analyzes the obstacles facing the existing solutions and makes the case for the introduction of a dual currency system. Dr. Skaf is also quoted on this …Read More…

Value-Driven ERM

Enterprise risk management (ERM) has grown increasingly sophisticated. Many companies start with a traditional checklist approach and limit their evaluation to risks that are identified in surveys. A value-driven approach encompasses a forward-looking probabilistic analysis for the quantification of the overall uncertainty in the value of an enterprise with a clear identification of the primary …Read More…