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Book title: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work Book by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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  • A few practical recommendations for rational thinking:

  1. Widen your options
    • never only just two choices
    • think about opportunity costs, or creative ways to get everything.
    • Find someone who has solved the same problem in the same or different domain.
  2. Reality-test your assumptions.
    • What would it take for your assumptions to be wrong?
    • Can you test your assumptions?
  3. Attain distance before deciding.
    • Get away from short-term emtions.
    • Define your core priorities.
  4. Prepare to be wrong.
    • Define acceptable operating boundaries.
    • Define milestones that are acceptable operating boundaries.
    • Set tripwires where you will check along the way.