The common misconception that governance is primarily about decision-making is wrong, outdated, and dangerous.
The goal of governance is to DO things. Governance is about taking ACTION.
Decision-making is important, but it is just one aspect of taking action.
Special thanks to the many people who have greatly influenced my thinking and provided feedback to various versions of this article: Nick Naraghi, Aaron Soskin, David Ehrlichman, Jon Hillis, Ven Gist, Tracheopteryx, David Phelps, Kames Cox-Gheraghty, Nich Kesonpat, Travis Wyche, Tae, Christian Lemp, Joshua Tan, Kevin Seigler, Chase Chapman, Marcus Phillips, Stefen Deleveaux, earth2travis, Daniel Ospina, Lane Rettig, Richard Bartlett.