Using Frameworks to Make Less Mistakes

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Someone who makes the right decision 80% of the time is compensated hundreds of times more than someone who is right 70% of the time.

In an hour of writing code, I make a few hundred decisions.


Client says they want Y.

I create Y but plan for Z, because I predict they'll ask for that next.

Client says we don't need B, but their customers will probably ask for it, so how I can write this in a expandable way, just in case.

It's almost a framework I've learned to use when working with clients.

- What do they say they want

- What do they probably want but can't articulate

- What can I see that they need

- How can I meet them in the middle with some educated guessing

Sometimes we're right, sometimes we're wrong, but using the past to predict the future is a poor method for making decisions.

Instead of trying to predict what you think is going to work, try to eliminate what you know isn't going to work.

From there you'll be left with a few decent options.

Being successful, really just boils down making less mistakes.

You're unique

Improving your decision making skills will carry over to improving your life and some famous entrepreneurs swear by mental models or frameworks.

However, you're a unique individual, both in experience and knowledge.

So these popular frameworks are not a simple plug and play, one size fits all.

"Think how we think and you'll win".

What frameworks do you have that set you up to make better decisions? If you don't have any, why not?