Decision-making

These posts cover how we make decisions, and how to make better decisions.
Mar
11
Can We Pay Everyone The Same Salary? (Newsletter 037)

Can We Pay Everyone The Same Salary? (Newsletter 037)

The recommended living wage slightly exceeds today's actual median household income. This raises some interesting questions.
7 min read
Mar
04
How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)

How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)

Much of success in life comes from choosing the right pursuits at the right time.
5 min read
Feb
18
Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

One of the spookiest things I ever did was write down on a single piece of paper a number of life goals.
7 min read
Feb
11
Advice For New Managers: Develop Principles (Newsletter 033)

Advice For New Managers: Develop Principles (Newsletter 033)

Advice from individuals, journalists, and experts is more than not useful. It's downright harmful, at least in the sense that it distracts you from focusing on what you could be more profitably doing.
5 min read
Feb
04
On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)

On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)

In addition to the choice to affirmatively do something, our actions are a choice not to do everything else we could have done that day at that moment.
5 min read
Jan
28
Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)

Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)

Although striving for material progress served humanity well for centuries by raising us out of widespread poverty into wealth, today it may be causing more harm than good.
6 min read
Jan
21
What Should We Wish For? (Newsletter 030)

What Should We Wish For? (Newsletter 030)

Perhaps we should wish for something other than more of the promotions, wealth, and possessions that haven't seemed to make us happier yet.
5 min read
Jan
14
Do You Want To Hear The Truth? (Newsletter 029)

Do You Want To Hear The Truth? (Newsletter 029)

Although we are blind to many of our imperfections, our colleagues' vision is perfect when identifying our flaws. Others see what we cannot.
6 min read
Dec
31
Who Can Freely Speak Their Mind? (Newsletter 027)

Who Can Freely Speak Their Mind? (Newsletter 027)

Every senior manager and CEO I know is (typically rightly) paranoid that they are getting bad information from their subordinates. One reason you see CEOs asking multiple people the same question is that they are trying to triangulate the truth through a thicket of self-interested answers.
7 min read
Dec
24
It's Good To Be The Boss! (Newsletter 026)

It's Good To Be The Boss! (Newsletter 026)

It is unquestionably good to be the boss, because it puts you in a position to influence your company. But if you take your job seriously, you'll soon see that little comes with the title beyond the responsibility to live up to others' expectations.
5 min read