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Approach and Avoid: How to Use the SCARF Model to Set Better Conditions for Career Decisionmaking

We can we improve our ability to make wise choices in business and personal life by better understanding our brains and setting up conditions conducive to good decision-making. A good example is when we are confronted with a major life decision such as whether to seek (or accept) a new job. While few would argue this … Continue reading Approach and Avoid: How to Use the SCARF Model to Set Better Conditions for Career Decisionmaking

We are all Yes-People

The New York Times published a great, short article, complete with quiz, about confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is our innate preference to have our expectations, prejudices and assumptions confirmed. We can pay attention to confirming evidence and ignore contradicting evidence. The article measures this bias with a short quiz and argues that, when making a decision … Continue reading We are all Yes-People