Thinking Strategically

Avinash K Dixit And Barry J Nalebuff



thinking strategically is a crash course in outmanoeuvring any rival. This entertaining guide builds on scores of case studies taken from business, sports, the movies, politics and gambling. It outlines the basics of good strategy making and then shows how you can apply them in any area of your life..

What will you learn from this book

  1. Game Theory Basics: Introduces fundamental concepts of game theory and strategic thinking, illustrating how individuals and organizations make decisions in competitive situations.

  2. Strategic Interactions: Explores scenarios involving strategic interactions among multiple parties, emphasizing how each player's decision influences outcomes.

  3. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Emphasizes the importance of evaluating costs, benefits, and risks while making strategic decisions, considering both short-term and long-term implications.

  4. Creating and Claiming Value: Discusses strategies for creating value in negotiations and transactions, along with tactics for claiming a fair share of that value.

  5. Commitment and Credibility: Explores the role of commitment and credibility in strategic interactions, analyzing how making commitments or threats affects outcomes.

  6. Cooperation and Competition: Examines scenarios where cooperation or competition between players can lead to different outcomes and strategies.

  7. Strategic Moves and Counter-Moves: Illustrates the importance of anticipating and responding to opponents' actions or strategies, emphasizing the need for adaptability.

  8. Risk Management and Uncertainty: Discusses approaches to handle uncertainty and risk in decision-making, considering probabilistic outcomes and potential scenarios.

  9. Negotiation and Bargaining: Explores negotiation tactics and strategies, highlighting the art of bargaining and reaching agreements beneficial to all parties involved.

  10. Strategic Thinking in Various Contexts: Applies strategic thinking to diverse contexts such as business, economics, politics, and everyday decision-making scenarios.

Language English
ISBN-10 8130922681
ISBN-13 9788130922683
No of pages 393
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Viva Books
Published Date 01 Jan 2010

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