There’s a lot of talk about how decisions are made. Some decisions are made for the better of the individual. Some decisions are made for the greater good. And sometimes decisions have trade offs.
If you’re a parent who’s worried about their child’s social life while they’re on a cruise, you have to be concerned about the trade offs of that vacation. The biggest of all is probably the freedom to decide which group of people to spend time with. If you’re worried your child will become bored because they’re seeing too many adults, you should be worried about the trade offs of that vacation.
The best kind of trade offs are the ones that are easy to make. And the easiest to make are those that make the world go round. You do something good for someone and you put out a fire. Its pretty hard to argue with that.
I think this is why we have the idea of “compassion” in business. Its a pretty clear cut concept that says you should do something for someone who you care about. It’s a simple decision that makes a huge difference to the world. And if you’re willing to make a few trade offs, then you can start to make a difference.
What a great example of this is when you make a decision to make a positive contribution to someone else, but then make a trade off of some negative for it. For example, say you decide to help another person in need because you want to make a positive contribution to the world. The thing about this is that the way you help is not a simple decision. It becomes a trade off when you put that help out there.
If you’re making a positive contribution to someone, then you have to put that out there. If you do a trade off of a negative, you can’t help that person and you’ll be taking a hit in the long run.
So when you do a trade off of a negative you can get a positive benefit. Take the example of helping someone out of a bad situation. If you go to the store and get a bad item for your friend, your friend pays for it because you do your job.
As you can imagine, helping someone out of a bad situation can be a win-win for both sides. However, you do have to think about the trade offs. What kind of help is necessary to make something a win-win? If it’s a medical procedure that’s good for you, then you may want to let your friend help you out, because it makes you feel good.
When we look at our own lives, we can often figure out what we should do. After all, all we do is go through the motions.
In any event, in order to make the business on Deathloop successful, you really need to decide what needs to happen. The most successful entrepreneurs don’t have to make decisions about what they should do at all, but they do have to make trade offs. Many successful entrepreneurs have made trades offs when they first starting their careers, but now they are more skilled in what they do than they were at the beginning.