Don Moore is a Professor of Management of Organizations at the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a consultant, and he writes the Perfectly Confident blog for Psychology Today. He is the coauthor (with Max Bazerman) of Judgment in Managerial Decision Making, one of the bestselling textbooks in the field, and has authored or coauthored columns for The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes Leadership Forum, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and other outlets. His work has been covered in the New York Times, Money, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and on PBS's Nightly Business Report, CNN, NPR, KCBS, as well as Freakonomics.com and numerous other media outlets and websites.
"Wise, solidly researched, and highly recommended." -- Library
Journal (starred review)
"In his eye-opening new book, Don Moore unravels the mysteries of confidence. He shows that too much confidence produces blunders, but too little leads to missed opportunities. So, he shows us how to chart a middle path-one rooted in honest and realistic self-assessment. If you want to make smarter decisions about the future-for yourself and your organization-Perfectly Confident is an essential read." -- Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
"A masterpiece. Moore is the perfect guide to perfect confidence: himself the leading scholar on the topic of but also a storyteller and advisor par excellence." -- Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit
"Perfectly Confident is a brilliant book. Don Moore has spent much of his adult life studying confidence and overconfidence, and this book beautifully reveals the wisdom he has acquired, in prose that is a pleasure to read. The book is full of great examples, both from the laboratory and from real life, and every chapter contains actionable recommendations that will enable people to make better decisions and live more satisfying lives. I am (almost) perfectly confident that you will be glad you read Perfectly Confident." -- Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and Why We Work
"In every decision you make and every goal you set, there are two easy ways to fail: having too little confidence and having too much. Don Moore has spent his career studying how to find the sweet spot, and his book is full of evidence-based guidance for making more accurate assessments of your abilities and opportunities." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the chart-topping TED podcast WorkLife
"Don Moore sees through cliches about overconfidence, honing in on calibration as the real culprit. With great wit, deep research, and charming stories, he teaches us to place our best bets." -- Annie Duke, author of How to Decide and Thinking in Bets