- How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)
- 50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World
- 5 Useful Heuristics for Quick Decision-Making in Daily Situations
- What the Science Actually Says About Unconscious Decision Making
- Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices
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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.
Some scientists think quantum mechanics can help explain human decision-making.
Five strategies to strengthen your sixth sense.
«When you approach a decision intuitively, your brain works in tandem with your gut to quickly assess all your memories, past learnings, personal needs, and preferences and then makes the wisest decision given the context. In this way, intuition is a form of emotional and experiential data that leaders need to value.»
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
Interpreting uncertainty through data visualizations
A reflection on five useful decision-making heuristics, mental shortcuts designed to solve problems fast and make thinking more efficient.
«Don’t rely on heuristic decision-making without reflecting on who benefits from you not taking a closer look at all the available information»
By Leo Babauta So many of us spend a ton of time and energy stuck in indecision — the stress and delays that come with this are quite incredible. One of the things I’m proud of about myself is my…
«“More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind.” — Cicero»
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»
After a long day of having to make high-pressured decisions about so many different things, I had absolutely nothing left in me to make any more choices. And this isn't the first time this sort of…
«do not try to aim for perfection when making decisions»
When I was first promoted to VP, my manager gave me their standard tongue-in-cheek promotion speech: “Congratulations! Also, my condolences. You’ll be held to an even higher standard, and even more…
There is no free lunch when it comes to tricky decisions; you have to do the thinking.
«Albert Einstein once noted that “intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.”»
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.
«Orienting is all about connecting with reality, not with a false version of events filtered through the lens of cognitive biases and shortcuts.»
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,…
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