A “razor” is a rule of thumb that simplifies decision-making. This list contains many gems. My favourites include:
- Luck - When choosing between two paths, choose the path that has a larger luck surface area.
- New Projects - Imagine that this will take 2x as long and be 1/2 as profitable as you expect. Do you still want to do it?
- Listen mode - If you encounter someone with opinions or perspectives very different from your own, listen twice as much as you speak.