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Built into the DNA of the U.S. and other western societies is the conviction that freedom of choice is good, and more choice is always better than less. But ...
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A core component of making great decisions is understanding the rationale behind previous decisions. If we don’t understand how we got “here,” we run the ris...
Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
What if you knew what your coworkers really thought about you and what they were really like? Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create…
Some scientists think quantum mechanics can help explain human decision-making.
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It’s tempting but unwise to delay important choices. Grasp the nettle by using both systematic checklists and gut instinct
«decisions are complex, not necessarily because the choice between two options is complex but also, and more importantly, because human beings are complex.»
Our career path is how we spend our time, how we support our lifestyles, how we make our impact, and even sometimes how we define our identity. Let’s make sure we’re on the right track.
«a person’s career quadruples as the person’s primary identity. Which is kind of a big thing.»
Because brainstorming & group thinking is notoriously ineffective
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Why is it that we like having choices, but we don’t like choosing? Being able to decide between several options makes us feel in control. Yet, we tend to exhibit a preference for the default option…
«Metacognition is “thinking about thinking”, it’s an awareness of your own thoughts, an examination of the underlying patterns that guide your decision»
Too often, when we need to make a difficult decision, we rush through it to avoid sitting with uncomfortable emotions. But channelling those emotions — a process the author calls “emotional…
«But the exercise of emotional bookending helped him realize that there were other ways to get the business acumen that the company needs.»
“Whenever a Jesuit priest or a Calvinist pastor does anything of significance (for instance, making a key decision), he is... Read More
Have you noticed that sometimes you can make decisions in an instant, but at other times the choice feels overwhelming? Anxiety can reduce your willingness to take risks, leading to a phenomenon known…
«By recognising that a bad outcome could be managed, you reduce the impact of your internalised fears. »
Pretending that a success or failure has happened—and looking back and inventing the details of why it happened—is one key to making better decisions.
«use the reasons from both groups to strengthen your … plan. If you uncover overwhelming and impassible roadblocks, then go back to the drawing board.»
The mathematician and philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota spent much of his career at MIT, where students adored him for his engaging, passionate lectures. In 1996, Rota gave a talk entitled “Ten Lessons I…
«Reciprocity is remarkably persuasive. Sometimes, how people respond to your work has as much to do with how you respond to theirs as it does with the work itself»
Our rapidly evolving world forces us to adopt distinct patterns of behavior, and in the process, paves the way for new cognitive biases to emerge.
«THE GOOGLE EFFECT Also known as “digital amnesia”, the aptly named Google Effect describes our tendency to forget information that can be easily accessed online.»
Learn the 4-step process fighter pilots use to make split-second decisions when the stakes are at their highest.
«the main emphasis.” In this context, to orient is to recognize the barriers that might interfere with the other parts of the process.»
The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, a speech given in 1995 by legendary investor Charlie Munger, opened my eyes to how behavioral psychology can be applied to business and problem-solving. Munger,…
The OODA Loop is a four-step process for making effective decisions in high-stakes situations. It involves collecting relevant information, recognizing potential biases, deciding, and acting, then…
«OODA” stands for “Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act.»
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