Gokul's SPADE Toolkit


A technique for making difficult decisions—formed in my time as a Google and Facebook exec, and widely deployed at Square.

Another unusual post: this isn't specifically about data, it's about decision-making. Often, though, data scientists and analysts are asked not just to bring data to the table, but to be experts on the decision-making process. It is quite possible to make bad decisions that are based on solid data if you don't have a good process.

This is the process used at Square to this day to organize their decision-making for their most critical decisions.


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