Second-order thinking

This is a tool that makes you think of the long term consequences of your decisions. Process...

  • Think of the decision you are considering
  • Think of all the consequences of that decision(immediate, first order consequences)
  • Think "Then what?" What can these consequences lead to? What are the consequences of these consequences?

Alternative Process: What will be the consequences of this decision in short-term, medium-term and long-term...

  • 10 minutes?
  • 10 months?
  • 10 years?

PS: This is NOT related to First Principles Thinking.