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Decision Making

Why Great Product Managers Are Optimistic Realists

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I once worked with a product manager who always had a smile on this face. He was a friend to everyone and always thought it was a beautiful day. But h...

Don't Be Fooled On Giving Tuesday: Give Wisely!

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 11.28.2016 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Facepalm by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (AJ Cann, Flickr) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organizat...

It´s time for Millennials to knock down the doors of the backbone industries of the Economy.

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

There is something wrong with models that are barriers to inclusive decision making. Systems that look down upon the 3 most crucial and also surprisin...

7 Tips To Help You Make Key Decisions

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 11.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Kuegler

Decisions suck sometimes. Many times when we're in the midst of a difficult decision, we expect there to be a clear right and wrong choice. But there ...

How Background Music Influences Our Behavior At Work

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Last summer, I took my niece shopping at an urban clothing store in New York City. While she shopped, I couldn't help but notice the m...


Sharon Eakes | Posted 10.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

Commitment is important because the rewards are big. In the case of my qigong practice, the rewards of are the experience of health and vitality.

Trump Might Be Smarter Than You Think

Annie Duke | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Annie Duke

But what if there is a scenario in which Trump isn't wasting time in a state that seems clearly blue, certainly bluer than nearby Ohio? There is an alternative hypothesis to consider which would actually make the strategy strategically quite smart.

Nate Silver on Predictions, Uncertainty, and the New Hampshire Vote

Annie Duke | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Annie Duke

With the election two weeks away, it's difficult to focus on anything else. In addition to daily election news, there are dozens of fresh polls - nati...

3 Decision-Making Principles I Taught My Son

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Gleb Tsipursky

Many choices in our lives have uncertain outcomes. Choosing between two options often involves a risk.

10 Maxims for Achieving Risk Agility

Dante Disparte | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

With the growing number of firms falling prey to cyber risk, governance failures and market forces, there is a need for greater agility in how decisions are made and risks confronted.

Can't Make A Decision? Try These 2 Tricks...

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

Sometimes we get so caught up in the moment, that we don't look at the big picture.

The Neuroscience Of Negative Campaigns

Catherine Franssen | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Franssen

Like many of you, I'm just about fed up with all the politics on social media this fall. In my downtime, I often head to Facebook, usually scrolling ...

What Is Your Fear IQ? Why We Fear The Wrong Things

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Spector, M.D.

Fear is having a good season. Fear of terrorists, a Trump presidency, a Clinton presidency, police violence, the Zika virus, immigrants, being left behind, and the usual lethal weather, plane crashes, cancer, Alzheimer's, ... the list goes on. A quick survey of the headlines provides a window on what we fear. And that's part of the problem.

When Our Plans Don't Work Out in the Grocery Line

Annie Duke | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Annie Duke

Earlier this month, the New York Times featured an interesting article titled "How to Pick the Fastest Lane in the Supermarket." You will be amazed at...

How To Be Perfect

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Seek truth all the days of your life, and the truth will give you power to set yourself free. Be rational. Those who seek the stars for a lifetime, one day become stars themselves.

The Spiritual Practice Of Surrender; Why You're Doing It Wrong

Tammy Letherer | Posted 09.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Here is what I wish I'd told my son on his first day of school:

Making Better Predictions by Keeping It Simple

Annie Duke | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Annie Duke

A few days ago, I heard a story on that offered a great tip about making predictions. I strongly recommend that you listen to the story, "Want...

Being Decisive Is A Gamechanger

Jim Fannin | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Fannin

Most decisions in life can be made within 90-seconds of understanding the challenge.


Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mitch Rosenzweig

We live in a world of imperfect choices. Somethings may never be completely right or wrong. Decide to decide and move forward. If you take the world as it comes, hopefully you'll get it more right than wrong.

How To Balance Collaboration And Decision-Making In A Matrix Organization

George Bradt | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
George Bradt

The difference between more and less effective matrix organizations flows from their leaders' attitudes. When the people in a matrix focus more on dec...

Finding Safety In Your Physical Body

Jenn Bovee | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

As a person that relates to the world with trauma brain, safety is always my number one priority. In all honesty, safety in my physical body had never occurred to me until I was at a spiritual retreat with an amazingly angelic healer.

Upside-Down Rationale

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 08.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

We are not free to decide based on evidence. We are selective in the evidence we choose to use. We are, first of all, biased and use logic to support our bias. Scary.

Die Dashboards Die! Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software

Nir Eyal | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software--particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging. Even the most technically complex interactions can look as simple as getting an SMS text when presented as a conversation.

Making a Career Decision Is Like Walking Into A Candy Store

Yardley Ip Pohl | Posted 07.26.2016 | Education
Yardley Ip Pohl

Making a career decision can be hard. In mentoring young professionals, I am frequently asked about how I navigated through my own career. Their quest...

All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful

James Clear | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Even the best models of the world are imperfect. This insight is important to remember if we want to learn how to make decisions and take action on a ...