Is there a mathematical rule to make good decisions? – People – Culture

Once studied, the person who decides to apply this rule instead of being carried away by chance, should be prepared to choose the next option that seems optimal among the following.

Many ask Fry what happens if in a search for partners, of many dates, the ideal partner is among the first 37 and has been discarded. She says that even so, accepting the next couple that meets the necessary requirements according to what you are looking for can be more effective, than if you take the first one that happens on impulse.

Not only Dr. Fry ponders this rule. Also Brian Christian, author of the book ‘Algorithms for living: the informatics of human relations’ follows her: “If you want to have the best chances of getting the best apartment or house, spend 37 percent of your search (11 days, if a month has been given for the real estate deal) to explore options without committing,” he wrote in an article in Bigt Thing. “But after that point, be prepared to commit immediately, deposit and all, at the first place you see it beats everything you’ve already seen. This isn’t just an intuitive decision. It’s the probably optimal solution,” Jan says in his book.

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