A collection of rules to consider when making decisions, or looking for decisions to make:
- When it comes to the human condition, the deepest truths are often counter-intuitive. When you find two opposites that are both true, start exploring.
- Occam’s Razor: If there are multiple explanations for why something happened and they are equally persuasive, assume the simplest one is true. Trust the lowest-complexity answer.
- Hickam’s Dictum: The opposite of Occam’s Razor. In a complex system, problems usually have more than one cause.
- Unanimous agreement leads to bad decisions.
- Hanlons Razor – Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to incompetence.