What is the fermi problem-solving strategy?

Benjamin Landry
3 min readDec 29, 2020

What is a fermi problem and what does it mean to fermi-ize it?

A fermi problem is a category of problems that require estimations and assumptions to solve. It tends to be creative or out-of-the-box questions. To fermi-ize a problem involves solving a problem with the fermi problem-solving strategy. The essence is to breakdown a large and broad…

Benjamin Landry

I spend my time dreaming about food, watching fictional characters go through adventures, and think of creative ideas to improve the future.