Tue, 06 Mar 2007

Decision Making

I learned a long time ago how to make painless decisions. Gather your facts together, evaluate them, and decide. "Oh, but it's not that easy!" I agree. Sometimes, after you've gathered your facts together, you still can't decide. That means that the impact of the decision exceeds your confidence level. That means that you need more facts. "Oh, but it's too hard to get more facts!" Sure, that can happen. If the cost of getting more facts exceeds the impact of the decision, and you cannot choose given the facts available, then you should choose arbitrarily.

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