How to reduce the number of bad decisions you make in today's world
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
It's all about cutting through the noise.
You don’t need more information. You need the right information.
We think that more info will paint a more accurate portrait but that’s a poor way to frame the problem.
We need the answer that is relevant to the question at hand. All the other info is just noise.
Jorge Luis Borges described the problem best with fiction.
A city tries to build the “perfect” map but with a scale of 1:1 it is a perfect replica of the city and fails to provide what map-users really want: insight.