Launching Decision Decoder, an e-book series on how to make smarter choices

Satyajit Rout
2 min readFeb 4, 2023

The first e-book in my Decision Decoder series is out now. Check it out on my website

Why is it so hard to get better at entrepreneurship or leadership?

One reason I’ve found is that in such spaces there are no laws, only principles. The principles are circumstantial. They depend on the context, the situation. And contexts change, situations evolve. What then must we practice if there’s no 2 + 2 = 4 for all situations?

I got stuck on this question a couple of years ago when I could not dissolve the problems at work and in my life using the tools formal education had given me.

I’ve come to grasp since that better decision-making is better pattern-matching. What are those situations I find myself in, again and again, and how can I deal with them better — managing my time under stress, prioritizing my problems, finding my core values, influencing without authority, knowing when to double down and when to pull back, and so on?

Documenting answers to this led to me writing for myself and realized that there are probably many more like me. The outcome of my efforts to codify principles and trace patterns across situations and disciplines is Decision Decoder, my four-part e-book series. I think of it as a toolkit to help you make smarter choices.

Go on, check it out.

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Satyajit Rout

I write about decision-making, mental models, and better thinking and things in between