I think I’m a slow starter.

I like to have a thorough understanding of a subject before I start. It can take time to feel confident that I have aquired the needed level of understanding. The greater the lack of understanding, the greater the debt that will be incurred. Always looking for the balance of the exploring/exploiting trade-off?

I also tend to let ideas brew at least over night but sometimes for days or weeks (depending on complexity and urgency). During which time I’m subconsciously (or consciously) am utilizing thought experiments to analyze various aspects of the idea, mostly around considering how corner cases and exceptional scenarios relate to generality, commonality, typicality.

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