The rational decision making process consists of a sequence of steps designed to rationally develop a desired solution. Typically these steps involve:
The infographic below walks through this decision-making process, click on the image to view it full screen.
A friend tells you someone stashed a $50 bill in a novel in the neighborhood library. The friend doesn't know the title of the novel, but goes on to say that the money is between pages 201 and 202 of the unnamed novel.
With this information, do you ransack the library looking for the right novel and the money? Why?
After you spend some time deciding on your answer, click on the image to see if you made the right choice.