Chapter 7. Escaping Handcuffs—How to Achieve Clarity of Constraints


Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject—the actual enemy is the unknown.

 --Thomas Mann[1]

A good objective gives your decision a clear aim. The purpose of constraints is to further sharpen this aim with other important relevant factors.

What Is a Constraint?

By their nature, constraints limit the scope of the applicable solutions. If you miss some important issues in the definition of your decision—taking into account a clear risk, for example—you'll ...

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