Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: process

Making Decisions: First decide how to decide: “one weird trick” for easier decisions December 5th, 2023

This is my preferred decision-making process – a version of the “document-discuss-decide” process that I called for at the end of the part 1 in this series. The most important part of this process – its “one weird trick”, if you will – is the way it includes a “how shall we decide?” step. This separates out the meta-question of the decision-making process from the decision itself, which (I’ve found) makes decisions much easier.

Making Decisions: RFC processes are a poor fit for most organizations December 1st, 2023

The RFC process has been a huge success in defining the standards that run the Internet, but naively adopting this process for your company is a mistake. RFC processes tend to fail at most organizations because they lack a clear decision-making step.

Coworking With a Friend to Write More March 9th, 2021

In early January, Sumana Harihareswara and I started getting together a few times a week to help each other write more. This model of working together on separate-but-related projects has worked really well for us, and we wanted to share our model and our details to encourage other folks to give it a shot.