Decision Making

Received an Email about Frederick Brooks interview to Fortune,15935,1135298,00.html

What struck me most was his answer/quote from his ex-boss to the question , What advice would you give to one of those young managers?

“The problem is not to make the right decision; it’s to make the decision right”

… from an executive-level point of view. As decisions bubble up they are first 80/10 decisions, then 70/30, then 60/40, and then they are 49/51 decisions. At that level the arguments on each side are pretty strong; going either way can be made to work, but it’s very important to pick one and then go whole hog

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