October 28, 2023

It Depends: The Art of decision-making

In this episode of GeeksBlabla, we discuss with our guests the art of decision-making, how to make better decisions, and how to deal with the consequences of our decisions.



0:00:00 - Introduction and welcoming

0:03:50 - Why is "it depends" such a common response in the IT industry?

0:16:24 - Anecdotes and examples of "it depends" in the IT industry

0:41:17 - The importance of transparency in the process of decision making

0:55:40 - What are the risks associated with one-size-fits-all answers in IT?

1:03:20 - Experimentation budgets are essential to better decisions

1:12:30 - What are some of your strategies to make better decisions?

1:42:30 - Why it's hard to decide on paying technical debt?

1:59:56 - Book recommendations, Closing and Goodbye


  • Algorithms to live by.
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow.
  • Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
  • The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
  • Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library

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