Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
originally posted January 20, 2016|last updated January 20, 2016
In 100 Words or Less: When faced with a difficult decision, the four villains of decision making are (1) narrow-framing (asking "whether or not" causes us to miss out on valuable alternatives), (2) confirmation bias (we notice evidence which confirms our beliefs, and ignore or discredit evidence which contradicts them), (3) short-term emotion (it's difficult to separate ourselves from ourselves), and (4) overconfidence (we think we know more than we do). You can't eliminate these biases, but you can employ a systematic process which will help you to be mindful of them and make better decisions.
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