Practical AssumptionsFirst principles aren't necessarily true. For example, you could adopt the principle that customer's take the path of least resistance such that they are likely to purchase the most convenient option. This may be a valuable principle that is useful to developing products and services -- even if it's not strictly true because some customers will not behave in this way.
|Overview: First Principles
First principles can be used to guide decision making and problem solving. They represent basic known facts beyond which everything can be questioned to arrive at a solution.