Seymour Schulich on March 31, 2014 in Toronto.
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April 17, 2015

The first chapter in Seymour Schulich’s book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, offers a decision tool that adds to the simple pro-and-con list that many of us have used to make decisions. Schulich, a self-made billionaire, is one of Canada’s richest and best-known businessmen.

You all know the simple pro-and-con list? The one where you divide the page in two and simply list out all the pros and cons. Well, the Decision-Maker adds a twist to that. Here’s how it works.

Now add up the scores. But here’s the rule.

Yes that sounds simple. I agree. But I also don’t think that things need to be complicated in order to be effective.

This tool works for groups too.

This piece originally appeared on Farnam Street.

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