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I am very fond of the McDonalds theory for group decision making:

"I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.

"An interesting thing happens. Everyone unanimously agrees that we can’t possibly go to McDonald’s, and better lunch suggestions emerge. Magic!"

I won't intentionally make a bad choice--like McDonalds--but do make a decision and announce it because the second step is easier than the first.

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