Investor and writer Patrick McGinnis shares the secret to making faster decisions in his latest talk for TED. The talk is part of 'The Way We Work,' a series sponsored by Dropbox that profiles leaders and their success tactics in ever-changing working world.
Patrick McGinnis explains how a world of endless options has lead many to be more indecisive than ever, naming "FOBO" -- the fear of better options -- as one of the biggest factors getting in the way of effective and confident decision making. He explains a tangible and practical set of rules for easy decision making and begins with clearly defining one's goals and gathering relevant facts to make an informed decision. If faced with FOBO, McGinnis suggests narrowing down multiple options into top contenders and then comparing each pair while eliminating one at a time and ultimately settling on a winner.