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The Right Decision Every Time: How to Reach Perfect Clarity on Tough Decisions by Luda Kopeikina

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Introduction

I first became interested in the link between the state of mind and effective decision-making early in my life when I faced a personal tough choice of leaving the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. The question was whether I was willing to abandon my comfortable life, a high-level position at the top university, and leave the country alone, pregnant, with only ninety dollars in my pocket and forty pounds of luggage, or to stay and “act within the limits” imposed by the regime.

I wondered then why some decisions are more difficult than others and how people make such tough choices effectively. Is there a state of mind that enables us to make tough decisions easier? I questioned. Through my executive career, I watched master decision makers ...

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