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If You Want to Be Creative, Don't Be Data Driven

Our Bias Clouds our Judgement

The way Data is presented to us triggers our bias and assumptions, blocking our options, and making us less creative.

Our judgment is clouded due to the data, so we come up with sub-par solutions to a problem.

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