Decisions are the controls for your life or business – grab them!

I think often in terms of metaphors.  Because decisions are an abstract concept, I’ve struggled through the years to come up with effective word pictures to represent them.

While explaining to family and friends the concepts behind Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF), the metaphor of a video game controller has been useful.  Skilled gamers master the use of a game controller.  The game controller is a common human interface into a diverse world of games.  Once they learn how to use all the buttons or control knobs, they can use them to successfully play many different games.  Mastery of the controller enables them to focus on mastery of the game itself; the strategy, tactics, etc. that help them be successful.

Likewise, decisions are the control knobs for your life or business.  In creating Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF), I’m trying to provide “gamers” a new human interface that they can master.   Once they master this new set of controls for one decision, they can use it to “play” every other decision they will ever face! This frees them to improve their strategy and tactics over time; not to worry about the mechanics of which button to push and when.

In the end, skill at anything comes down to “learning cycles”.  Once you recognize that every decision can be addressed with a common approach (controller), you can very quickly gain mastery at the skill of decision-making.  By the third or fourth decision, that awkward mechanical feeling will fade away, never to return.  You can get lost in the fun of the game and start playing to win…

Master your set of controls! Start building your decision management skills with your free trial of the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF). Please contact the Decision Driven® Solutions team at or

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