Boston Globe recently
did an in depth interview with Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean in
which they asked him how he reaches decisions.
The answer is quite revealing and reflects Dean’s mediacal training;
basically, he collects all of the facts and symptoms, and makes a diagnosis
based on experience and intuition. One can only hope he knows when its
time to send the patient to a specialist…..
"So you basically put together your best guess about what the
problem is, and then you choose an array of options given what you
problem is, and to do that you have to know what the risks and rewards
are of each option. It really is, it’s an amazing parallel to medicine,
because first you’ve got to figure out what the problem is, and you hope
you’re right. And then you’ve got to figure out what the highest-reward,
least-risk option is, and there are some values involved. . ."
from the Boston