A Decision/Action Model for Soccer – Pt 11, The Fiction of Optimization and Deliberate Practice, Removing Barriers to Expertise.
“The perfect is the enemy of the good” – Voltaire
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” - George Patton
“The concept of optimization relies on a number of assumptions. These assumptions are very restrictive. I have not met any decision researcher or analyst who believes that these assumptions will be met in any setting, with the possible exception of the laboratory or the casino… In the majority of field settings, there is no way to determine if a decision choice is optimal owing to time pressure, uncertainty, illdefined goals, and so forth.” Gary Klein