Fighter Pilots, Decision Making and The OODA Loop

I’m going to harp on the only skill that a freelancer needs that will stay useful is good decision making.

To that end, you need to go read this excellence article on the OODA loop at Farnam Street.

I need to write about this at length to make sure that I’ve solidified my learning on it1, but for now the four parts are.

  1. Observe
  2. Orient
  3. Decide
  4. Act

Now, go dig deeper at Farnam Street.


  1. Yes lots of my writing is to solidify my own learning so that I can be better. You just get benefit as a side effect. 

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