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I don’t make bad decisions. Seriously. I have only ever made good decisions. The problem is, two-thirds of them turn out to be bad decisions in disguise. If only there were some kind of labeling system, like we have for organic food, where bad decisions could be marked with large, easy-to-read signs saying “Warning: Bad Decision” before we make them. But until that day arrives, I use a mathematical formula to help me deal with the uncertainty: