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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas H. Davenport, Brook Manville Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781469000480
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Your guide to making better decisions

Despite the dizzying amount of data at our disposal today—and an increasing reliance on analytics to make the majority of our decisions—many of our most critical choices still come down to human judgment. This fact is fundamental to organizations whose leaders must often make crucial decisions: to do this they need the best available insights.

In Judgment Calls, authors Tom Davenport and Brook Manville share twelve stories of organizations that have successfully tapped their data assets, diverse perspectives, and deep knowledge to build an organizational decision-making capability—a competence they say can make the difference between success and failure. This book introduces a model that taps the collective judgment of an organization so that the right decisions are made, and the entire organization profits.

Through the stories in Judgment Calls, the authors—both of them seasoned management thinkers and advisers—make the case for the wisdom of organizations and suggest ways to use it to best advantage. Each chapter tells a unique story of one dilemma and its ultimate resolution, bringing into high relief one key to the power of collective judgment. Individually, these stories inspire and instruct; together, they form a model for building an organizational capacity for broadly based, knowledge-intensive decision making.

You’ve read The Wisdom of Crowds and Competing on Analytics. Now listen to Judgment Calls. You and your organization will make better decisions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a book that stands up to common sense, while breaking through the age-old image of hero decision makers. In story after story, the authors show how great decisions in a wide range of industry situations have required and benefited from many perspectives and iterations over extended periods of time.”

     Jon R. Katzenbach, senior partner at Booz & Company

  • “By integrating the lessons of twelve momentous decisions with a freshly imaginative perspective, Judgment Calls is a foundational contribution to the art and science of decision making.”

    Warren Bennis, author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

  • “How leaders and organizations approach decision-making is one of the most critical variables to succeeding. Judgment Calls is a must read for anyone that wants to ensure that their organization is using effective decision-making as strategic and competitive advantage.”

    Allan C. Golston, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • “Tom Davenport and Brook Manville have brilliantly written a collection of stories that provide both the proof and the guidance needed for organizations to make better decisions that depend on the skills, knowledge, and judgments of groups, rather than the oversold myth of individual heroics, which is ill suited for our ambiguous and fast-changing world.”

    Douglas K. Smith, coauthor of The Wisdom of Teams and The Discipline of Teams

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About the Author
Author Thomas H. Davenport

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College. He has taught at Harvard Business School, Dartmouth’s Tuck School, the University of Texas, and the University of Chicago. He is a widely published author and speaker on the topics of analytics, information and knowledge management, re-engineering, enterprise systems, and electronic business. Davenport’s latest book—coauthored with Jeanne Harris—is Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning, a bestseller that has been translated into thirteen languages. Prior to this, Tom wrote, coauthored or edited twelve other books. He has written over a hundred articles for such publications as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications, and has been a columnist for Information Week, CIO, and Darwin magazines. He was named one of the world’s top 25 consultants by Consulting magazine, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis magazines. 

About the Narrator

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.