Most of the books above are fictional – in the sense that they don’t technically exist (outside of my mind or this blog).
Today, I want to share How to Decide.
Malcolm Gladwell once mentioned that he likes stories that are ostensibly about X, but are really about Y. I've come to realise that although I spend a fair amount of time talking about money, most of the time I'm talking about decision-making.
As it turns out, I've written a lot about making decisions...
- Are you sure you’re indecisive?
- It’s trade-offs all the way down
- You don’t need a “come to Jesus” moment
- The paradox of advice
- People are interesting (and what is right for one person may not be right for the next person)
- Be gritty and quitty
- What I think about when I think about buying something expensive
- Time craters (or: Why I’m saying “no” more often)
- Shades of right – avoiding black & white thinking and “musturbation” when it comes to your finances
- You’ll never have the “right” amount of insurance (but don’t let that stop you) (2019)
- It’s better to suffer pregret than regret (2019)
- The median is not the message (2019)
- Some problems aren’t as gnarly as they see
- Hedonic treadmills, psychological immune systems, and a call for boldness
- Making better decisions, with the help of our friends (2018)
- How to make better decisions
I'll be candid: some of these articles might provide a different perspective to what you've come across elsewhere. But there are some great books about decision-making available, which are probably better than anything I could write. Off the top of my head: Thinking, Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke, The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef, Optionality by Richard Meadows, Sources of Power by Gary Klein – and I am certain that there are amazing books that I've read in the past couple of years that I've missed out.