Friday 5 October 2018

The delights and delusions of decision-making

I like this New York Times article by Steven Johnson about decision-making.

I particularly like the concept of “premortem” from psychologist Gary Klein.

“Our exercise,” Dr. Klein explains, “is to ask planners to imagine that it is months into the future and that their plan has been carried out. And it has failed. That is all they know; they have to explain why they think it failed.”

The article also references work by Professor Paul Nutt whose work I myself referenced in this slideshare

Ian Berry - the right decisions, at the right time, by the right people from Ian Berry

Please note that most of the last slide in the above no longer applicable. My phone number is still the same!

Who will you become?

What will you do next to make better decisions?

I highly recommend reading this book as one great action you can take.

This is a great book about the reliability and unreliability of the intuitive and conscious minds and human rationality, irrationality and other thought provoking concepts. It makes my top 21 books I recommend you read.

Be remarkable.

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