Decision Theory: a framework to help us formulate rules and tactics for making the best decisions possible.

Without an effective method for making correct decisions- you’re flying blind. Maybe you’ll be happy with the outcome or maybe you won’t be? But either way, this 50/50 shot is sub-optimal.

Regret Minimization

Because we can never actually predict the future- Regret Minimization is the best way to choose when faced with a difficult decision.

Regret Minimization is choosing the decision that, if it does not work out as you had planned, you will regret less. Minimizing the regret you would feel if the path…


The Ivy Lee Method: Do the most important thing first each day.

Build habits so you don’t waste time thinking

  • Prepare your day the night before: 1) use Chunking or the Pomodoro technique to schedule breaks, 2) know what time you’re most productive and plan accordingly, 3) set a hard stop for work (to prevent procrastination)
  • End of day productivity audit/journaling
  • Sleep 8hrs
  • Exercise
  • Meditate

Don’t open email in morning. Productive, not reactive.

Time savers

  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Meal prep (eat healthily)
  • Improve typing speed
  • “Two Minute” rule: It takes less time than having to get back to it later.


From their Website:

  • The initial objective of the program was to position the country as the most important innovation hub in Latin America. To lead the way by attracting international entrepreneurs and transform local entrepreneurial culture to become more global.
  • Our model influenced the creation of 50 entrepreneurship programs across the world. However Malaysia, Brazil, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Peru and South Korea directly replicated our model. Similarly to our networks it is important for us to collaborate with other entrepreneurship programs so that together we can influence change.
  • Start-Up Chile launched with a mandate to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the…


(I wrote this as a Toastmasters speech in Dec. 2017)

“How do you explain when others are able to achieve things that seem to defy all of the assumptions?” This is how Simon Sinek started the third most watched TED talk in the world. He talks about why having a strong why, a strong purpose, cause or belief behind everything you do is so important. I couldn’t agree more. And I’d like to demonstrate it by sharing my goals, the why behind those goals and how having a strong purpose influences everything that I do.

My biggest goal in life…


(I wrote this as a Toastmasters speech in Nov. 2017)

I was born in Colombia to two entrepreneurial parents one of whom owns a school. Ever since I was little I knew business and helping others was what I wanted to do when I grew up. When I was 7 years old my mom took me to the outskirts of town where I saw people living in extreme poverty. We went up to a family and told them we’d like to offer their kids the opportunity to attend our school and we would provide uniforms, supplies, and transportation. …

Adelaida Diaz-Roa

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