What’s the best way to make good decisions?

David Jackson (Founder, Seeking Alpha)
Don’t try to learn from failure | A Founder’s Notebook

Don’t try to learn from failure

Jerry Neuman (Venture Capitalist at Neu Venture Capital)
You Can’t Learn from Failure, You Can Only Learn from Success | Reaction Wheel

If you’re going to learn from failure you need to learn how to avoid every possible way you can fail. It’s a waste of your time. You only need to learn one way to succeed.

Mark Zuckerberg (Founder & Chairman & CEO at Facebook)
How To Get Ahead: Entrepreneurial Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg

Done is better than perfect’, ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’…we’re a culture of very rapid innovation.

Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder & Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz)
How Andreessen Horowitz Evaluates CEOs – Ben’s Blog

In order to prepare to make any decision, the CEO must systematically acquire the knowledge of everything that might impact any decision that she might make. Questions such as: What are the competitors likely to do? What’s possible technically and in what time frame?
What are the true capabilities of the organization and how can you maximize them? How much financial risk does this imply? What will the issues be given your current product archite… (read more)

Slava Akhmechet (Founder at RethinkDB)
57 startup lessons

Make most decisions by consensus, but have a single CEO whose decisions are final. Make it clear from day one.

Mark Zuckerberg (Founder & Chairman & CEO at Facebook)
How To Get Ahead: Entrepreneurial Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg

There’s like 1000 things going on at any point in given time [at Facebook], and there’s like one or two that actually matter. You need to focus on those…