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Book Report: Superforecasting

“In so many other high-stakes endeavors, forecasters are groping in the dark. They have no idea how good their forecasts could become. At best, they have vague hunches. More often than not, forecasts are made and then . . .

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The Scourge of Confirmation Bias

“Scientists are trained to be cautious. They know that no matter how tempting it is to anoint a pet hypothesis as The Truth, alternative explanations must get a hearing. And they must seriously consider the possibility that their initial hunch

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Book Report: Black Box Thinking

“And this is invariably how progress happens. It is an interplay between the practical and the theoretical, between top-down and bottom-up, between creativity and discipline, between the small picture and the big picture. The crucial point – and the one

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The Benefits of Repeatability

“If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right.” – Chen Xinhua Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself talking at work about the benefits of repeatability and consistency. More

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Which voice do you listen to?

“I felt like I had to be perfect to justify my draft status. I became my own worst enemy. I constantly stressed for others’ approval and worried about what they were thinking. I felt like I couldn’t even make the

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Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

choke [verb] (in sports): To fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest as a result of nervousness In Part III (“Mind-Set for Success”) of Mind Gym, there’s a chapter called Breathe and Focus that discusses choking in the context of

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Book Report: “Bounce”

“The talent theory of expertise is not merely flawed in theory; it is insidious in practice, robbing individuals and institutions of the motivation to change themselves and society.  Even if we can’t bring ourselves to embrace the idea that expertise

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