Olivier Sibony

Olivier Sibony

Olivier Sibony is a professor, author and advisor specialising in the quality of strategic thinking and the design of decision processes.

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Olivier Sibony is a true master of behavioural science. He boasts an extraordinary talent for helping business leaders and managers navigate the complex maze of cognitive biases and thinking traps. Sibony's unique insights enable others to discern when to trust their instincts and when to take a step back and reassess. This nuanced understanding is what makes him a standout advisor in the realm of strategic thinking and decision-making.

At HEC Paris, where Oliver Sibony holds the position of Professor of Strategy (Education Track), his brilliance in teaching was recognised with the prestigious Vernimmen teaching award in 2020. He is also an Associate Fellow at Oxford University's Saïd Business School and has shared his expertise at several other top institutions, including London Business School and IE Madrid. Sibony also enjoyed a 25-year tenure at McKinsey & Company, where he rose to Senior Partner and led both the Global Strategy Practice and the Consumer Goods & Retail Sector.

Olivier Sibony's latest book, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, co-authored with Daniel Kahneman and Cass R. Sunstein, has earned a place on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His previous work, You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!, received the 2019 Manpower Foundation Grand Prize for the best management book and has been translated into 21 languages. Additionally, Sibony has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and practitioner-oriented publications such as Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review.

Olivier Sibony's fascination with the heuristics of real-life management is both deep and genuine. Unlike clear-cut examples found in textbooks, he dives into the murky waters of uncertainty and ambiguity that real managers face every day. His ideas advocate for a blend of behavioural science and industry-specific knowledge, ensuring that decision-making is both informed and practical.

Olivier Sibony holds a Ph.D. from Université Paris-Dauphine and has been honoured as a knight in the French Order of the Légion d’Honneur. He lives in Paris with his wife and two children.

Books

Noise

A Flaw in Human Judgment

You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake

How Biases Distort Decision-Making and What You Can Do to Fight Them

Cracked It!

How To Solve Big Problems and Sell Solutions Like Top Strategy Consultants

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