Good decision-making requires skills that can be practiced and improved. Using your values and being clear about what you want to accomplish is the place to start. Practicing your decision-making skills on small and medium-sized problems will strengthen your skills for more important decisions.

Smart Choices:
A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

With John S. Hammond and Howard Raiffa, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999. Paperback edition by Broadway Books, New York, 2002.  (Translated into Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.)

Wise Choices:
Games, Decisions, and Negotiations

Edited with J.K. Sebenius, and R. Zeckhauser, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996. Chinese edition, 2004.

Decisions with Multiple Objectives

With H. Raiffa, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1993. Original edition published by Wiley, New York, 1976. Japanese edition, 1980. Russian edition, 1981.

Value-Focused Thinking:
A Path to Creative Decisionmaking

Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992.  Chinese edition, 2003. Farsi edition, 2003.

Acceptable Risk

With B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, P. Slovic, and S. Derby, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1981. Paperback edition, 1983. Chinese edition, 2010.

Siting Energy Facilities

Academic Press, New York, 1980. Russian edition, 1983.

Conflicting Objectives in Decisions

Edited with D.E. Bell and H. Raiffa, Wiley, London, 1977, 442 pp.

Analysis of Public Systems

Edited with A.W. Drake and P.M. Morse, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972.

Multi-Attribute Decision Making
Via O.R.-Based Expert Systems

Edited with R.H. Moehring, H. Otway, F.J. Radermacher, and M.M. Richter, Baltzer Scientific Publishing Company, Basel, 1988.

Die Wertbaumanalyse:
Entscheidungshilfe fuer die Politik

With O. Renn, D. von Winterfeldt, and U. Kotte, High Tech Verlag, Munich, 1984 (in German).

Decision Analysis (a videotape course)
with Study Guide for Decision Analysis
(a guidebook)

With A.W. Drake, MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978.