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Decide by David Wethey

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Chapter Two

Nightmares

Striking a balance between being tolerant of mistakes, and understanding the danger signs that tell you a decision can go badly wrong

In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.

(ROBERT T KIYOSAKI, 1945−, AMERICAN INVESTOR AND AUTHOR − CREATOR OF RICH DAD, POOR DAD)

All debacles are caused by one or all of three blunders (Paul Nutt, Why Decisions Fail, 2002)

    1  Rushing to judgement

    2  Misusing resources

    3  Applying failure-prone tactics

It’s the fear of making a seriously bad decision that inspires so many good ...

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