This is the 13th post in the Bias Study Declinism is the belief that a society or institution is tending towards decline. Particularly, it is the predisposition, possibly due to cognitive bias, such as rosy retrospection, to view the past more favorably and future negatively. I can honestly say that this is something I struggle… Read More Bias Study: Declinism
Sorting when the British use the term sorting, they talk about fixing something. e.g. “I’ll sort your out.” Or “I’ll get it sorted”. If you are an American, when you hear the term Sorting, you probably have visions of cleaning your room. Or perhaps more specifically, trying to find that one Lego piece you need… Read More Analytic Technique: Sorting
This is the eighth post in the Bias study. The Self Serving Bias is any cognitive or perceptual process that is distorted by the need to maintain and enhance self-esteem, or the tendency to perceive oneself in an overly favorable manner. In other words this is the thing where, when stuff goes right you did… Read More Bias Study: Self Serving Bias
We are going to take a short brake from the Bias study to look at something slightly different. I was thinking what’s the point of being able to deal with all these mental traps, if you can’t express yourself correctly. Why learn all of this stuff if your words are just going to be twisted… Read More Don’t Do It.
So I work in a business where the way you think has life or death consequences. What I mean by that is it requires the ability to identify bias, and limiting heuristics in my own thinking and in the thinking of others. This becomes important when you are attempting to find the absolute facts of… Read More The Decider
Old Carl, if you’ve been around strategy for any amount of time someone has invoked the spirt of Carl Von Clausewitz. Probably they quoted something like: Courage above all things, is the first quality of a warrior Or, my favorite: Everything in war is very simple, but the simplest thing is difficult Perhaps you’ve heard… Read More Old Carl
TLDR; Routine, in moderation, is life saving. Taken to the extreme, it’s soul crushing. In a former life I ran checklists. That was my job, to sit in an airplane and read a checklist aloud so that the crew didn’t forget anything. You might imagine that after awhile I started to be able to recite… Read More The Importance of Routine
As I grow older it seems to me that if something is true it will repeat Not necessarily in a literal since, but in a figurative way. If it’s a real, true thing I’ll see it represented in another facet of life In Miyamoto Musashi’s “The Book of Five Rings” he is quoted famously as… Read More Know the Way Broadly