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The Little Black Book of Decision Making by Michael Nicholas

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6 Wired for Flight and Fight

“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is really fear.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

If we are not the receivers of a fixed reality, but rather the shapers of it, what should we seek to shape in order to help us to improve our decision making? How do we need to learn to see the world and, given that perception is an inside-out process, what does our inner model need to look like to achieve this?

In Chapter 2, I sought to reinforce the essential nature of the need for proactive change. Quite possibly, you had a good awareness of this already; it is hard to read much these days without getting messages about volatility and disruption. Indeed, many excellent books have been written on this subject, such as Team of Teams ...

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