Your friend decides to order a pizza. President Obama decides to authorize the mission that leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. You decide that your business should launch a new product. What do all of these decisions have in common? They all require using the Three Pillar model for decision making that is presented in world-renowned University of Michigan business school professor George Siedel’s book “The Three Pillar Model for Business Decisions: Strategy, Law and Ethics.”
Our personal, leadership, and business decisions are all based on a Strategy Pillar, a Law Pillar, and an Ethics Pillar. This Three Pillar model originated in a leadership course that every Harvard MBA student takes before graduation. The Harvard course is based on three lenses of decision making: economics, law, and ethics. The new Three Pillar model for decision making that Professor Siedel presents in his book “The Three Pillar Model for Business Decisions” expands the Harvard lenses by replacing “economics” with “strategy.”
The Three Pillar model for decision making that Professor Siedel presents in this book is a powerful tool that you, the reader, can use for personal and leadership decisions. The model is also a powerful tool you can use for business decisions, enabling you to achieve the twin goals that lead to business success, which are managing risk and creating value. Ultimately, once you master this book’s Three Pillar model for decision making, you can easily apply the model to any personal decision and any leadership decision in any organization, giving you an edge over your competition.
George Siedel is the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and the Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan. He teaches courses on negotiation, public policy and business law at Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He also has taught seminars around the world to business leaders, entrepreneurs, attorneys, physicians, and athletic directors.
Professor Siedel completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan and Cambridge University. He served as a visiting professor at Stanford University and Harvard University and as a Visiting Scholar at Berkeley. As a Fulbright Scholar, he held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Professor Siedel has received several national research awards, including the Maurer Award, the Ralph Bunche Award, and the Hoeber Award. He has also received many teaching awards, including the 2014 Executive Program Professor of the Year Award from a consortium of 36 leading universities committed to international education.