Do you make these 3 mistakes when making decisions?
1. Solving the wrong problem
If you are making the decision, never let anyone tell you what the problem to be solved is.
Most of the time the problems people bring to you are incomplete.
Part of your job as decision maker is to figure out the real problem.
2. Mistaking opinion for fact
Opinions are cheap and easily found. Facts are expensive and hard to find.
Often the difference between average and great decisions can be traced to the quality of information.
Talk to people with relevant earned knowledge.
3. Mistaking should for does
Often what we want to be true diverges from what is true. The result is bad decisions.
Focus on how the world works, not how you think it should work.