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Making Better Decisions—Bees Do It

Making Better Decisions???Bees Do It
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One of the key factors Ben Horowitz uses in evaluating chief executives is their skill at making decisions. Horowitz should know. As a venture capitalist, he is in the business of hiring CEOs—lots of them.

Having worked with a number of CEOs and their direct reports, I can attest that decision making is an underappreciated skill, partly because it is often viewed as an art, not a science.