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On the Brink of a Revolution in Decision-making

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I truly believe that amazing developments are arriving that will make future decision-making far more effective. I want to talk about two in this post; admittedly one is more a hope and the other more a prediction.

The prediction can be expressed this way:

In the near future, which is getting nearer every day, decision-makers will have moved from an experience-based process to an information-based process. They will have reliable, useful information delivered to the palm of their hand in near real time that will let them make better decisions faster.

Until now, those making decisions …