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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

making judgement  sort of prediction in making their choices, while only 8% look primarily to historical information—with the rest using some combination. But how should companies think about the future in a highly uncertain world? One approach followed by a number of companies, notably the energy firm Royal Dutch Shell, is to use scenarios. These are sets of stories about possible futures based on the identification of predetermined elements and key uncertainties considered most likely to shape conditions going

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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


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