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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Nash, Josh Larry, Larry E. Rosenberger, Nash E. Rosenberger Narrator: Scott Peterson Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In today's high-tech world, all companies are striving to create business value from digital data, but the real value in data comes from how it is used to make decisions. At the end of the day, what drives the results your company achieves is the millions of decisions made every day that are influenced by customer interactions and transactions.

In this groundbreaking book, Larry Rosenberger and John Nash draw on over fifty years of experience in helping companies automate, improve, and connect decisions. Using analytic techniques first pioneered by Fair Isaac Corporation, the authors clearly show how today's forward-thinking executives and managers are using analytic insights to ensure their decisions keep up with information complexity and the pace of change—especially changes in consumer behavior and attitudes, in regulations, and in competitive actions and reactions. The authors explain how making better decisions through a combination of data, mathematics, and software can lead to a more customer-centric, cost-competitive, and creative organization.

Highly accessible, The Deciding Factor helps demystify the math and information technology behind decision management for the business manager who may not be a mathematics or computer science wizard. As practical as it is approachable, the book answers such questions as: How does a multinational consumer packaged-goods company build brand loyalty one person at a time? How does a consumer credit card company process millions of transactions every second and keep fraud under control? How can a big-box retailer increase per-customer profitability?

Rosenberger and Nash offer a much-needed resource for decision makers from the boardroom to the front line, a resource that provides guidance to create and unlock new sources of value from an organization's decisions. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There has never been a more important time in business history to truly understand both the technical strengths and conceptual weaknesses of decision analytics. If you’re prepared to be serious, The Deciding Factor offers the insider’s insights that matter when managing innovation risk.”

    Michael Schrage, author, Serious Play, and research associate, MIT Sloan School of Management

  • “Information, used correctly and creatively, can be a source of tremendous customer value, competitive advantage, and company profitability. The Deciding Factor will help you understand if you have this opportunity, and how you might seize it.”

    Nigel Morris, cofounder, Capital One Financial Services

  • “The secrets of the decision-making processes employed by the most successful corporations of the world are revealed in The Deciding Factor. Both corporate decision makers as well as analysts will gain invaluable insights from this treasure trove of case studies and expert guidelines.”

    Robert Heller, former president and CEO of VISA USA, and former governor, Federal Reserve Board

  • “Both companies and governments have made some poor decisions recently, and almost all would benefit from more fact-based and analytical approaches. This book provides clear methods and extensive examples for organizations that want to make better, faster, and more consistent decisions.”

    Thomas H. Davenport, author, Competing on Analytics

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Unojoe2 | 11/20/2011

    " Interesting. Written in cooperation with one of the leading analytics developers for the software that determines your credit score. Addresses questions of what is taken into consideration in evaluating the credit score. "

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