Tools for smarter decision making


Tools for smarter decision making

Prenario lets teams quickly and easily make sense of difficult decisions, using intuitive visual decision planning and insight tools.

Hey Betalisters 👋, I'm Len. I've just launched Prenario as my first side project.

In my day job as an IP lawyer for the last 10 years, I've helped many clients who've found themselves confronted with seriously difficult and risky decisions.

I've never been satisfied with "gut instinct" approaches to decision making, so I started exploring the science behind decisions making. To my surprise, I found a rich history of learning and I ended up becoming fascinated by the topic. But equally surprising was the fact so few people knew about the useful techniques of decision science!

Rather than die wondering, I decided to try my hand at building a tool (and learning to code at the same time) that anyone can use to access the power of decision science to help make difficult decisions.

So, Betalisters, please give Prenario a try and let me know what you think! 🤗
This is a fantastic tool, I think many people will find this useful :) I also noticed some small potential changes to your landing page that might help increase conversions found here, cheers! https://app.usebubbles.com/4964c94d-8cb1-4b0a-b064-9a656953bc9c
Hey @tommedema, thanks so much for your feedback! I've reworked the home page based on your suggestions, which make good sense to me. Really appreciate your help and interest
The market for decision-making tools is sorely lacking. I did a bunch of market research a few years ago when planning a different type of decision-making tool. There's a few successful companies out there, but not many. The product category as a whole is not well-developed or well-known. Good luck with Prenario.

In case you're interested, I have a project called Lean Decisions ( https://leandecisions.com/ ) where I'm working on a pattern language for decision-making, as well as publishing other tips related to good decision-making. It's currently on hold while I'm working on my current startup, but the content is pretty evergreen.

Looking at the Prenario web site, it looks like the types of decisions it helps make are path-based decisions (versus a multiple-choice decision like buying a new car or a portfolio decision like how to allocate assets across different asset classes).

If you ever want to chat about ideas for Prenario or decision software in general give me a shout. My last company sold heat map software to help people do portfolio analysis. During that time I developed strong interest in helping people make better decisions, and have done a lot of thought around software solutions for decision-making.
@FastFedora , great to hear your story!

It's good to know I'm not the only one who's puzzled by the lack of decision making tools, especially when you consider the 100s of task/project management tools out there. My hope is that Prenario will change that!

Lean Decisions looks interesting - I will check it out for sure!

The approach I've taken with Prenario is based on the field of decision analysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_analysis), which provides a framework for making sense of risky decision problems, and enables calculation of rationally optimal decisions based on expected utility.

I'm planning to launch a blog soon to explain the science behind Prenario in plain English, because the principles are remarkably simple once you wash away all the jargon.

Thanks again!

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