Cognitive Biases Articles

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10 Paradoxes That Will Bite You in the Ass (3rd in Series)

Are business issues more important than people issues? Could Warren Buffett be wrong? So, why would we post an article that starts by disagreeing with him? Perhaps if only to suggest that even one of the greatest business minds of all times can succumb to a paradox.


10 Paradoxes That Will Bite You in the Ass (1st in Series)

Perhaps the best way to illustrate how this paradox works (as in “bites you”) is with a cross section (in summary form) of (just some) of the errors/biases that I have discussed in various articles. As always, I have tried to simplify (oversimplify?) the content so as to make it quickly digestible. For example: biases are not necessarily irrational (but can still be problematic).


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How Embodied is Your Cognition? What is Principle?

I am willing to bet that the majority of business people feel that all their ideas originate in the brain and that the behavior of their colleagues does so as well. Actually, this seems like a safe bet since the unofficial/unscientific survey I’ve conducted verifies this. What if that was not the case?


The Ironic Magnitude of Cognitive Biases

“A cognitive bias is a genuine deficiency or limitation in our thinking – a flaw in judgment that arises from errors of memory, social attribution and miscalculations (such as statistical errors or a false sense of probability).” ~ George Dvorsky


A Field Guide to Thinking Errors

I suppose it is possible, after reviewing the list of biases that I have flagged (Part Two of this series, "The Ironic Magnitude of Cognitive Biases") as most likely (and perhaps) even after my reference in that post to there being about 150 identified cognitive biases, that someone should conclude it’s not that much to worry about.


Arming Yourself in the Battle with Your Mind

Just to compound the situation of thinking errors still further: the more time you spend making decisions (including trying to avoid the hundreds of “traps” that are out there) the lower your overall willpower will be.