Art of knowing when to make a decision

Great advice from a former Google executive on making tough decisions quickly. Applicable for all industries and pay grades.

We’re deeply driven by the belief that fast decisions are far better than slow ones, and radically better than no decisions. From day to day, hour to hour, we think about how important each decision is and how much time it’s worth taking.There are decisions that deserve days of debate and analysis, but the vast majority aren’t worth more than 10 minutes.

It’s important to internalize how irreversible, fatal, or non-fatal a decision may be. Very few can’t be undone.

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