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Overcomplicating Solutions.

Overcomplicating Solutions.

Smart people often believe that complex problems require equally convoluted solutions. This is not true.

Opportunity cost

Time is wasted when people use elaborate labels, formulas, or charts to compensate for uncertainty. The result? Wrong conclusions and a downward spiral.

Solution.

  • Keep it simple - Avoid overanalyzing and complicating solutions.
  • Do the work -The more time is spent creating complex solutions, the less is being done to address the underlying problem.
  • Stay focused - Don't get distracted by unnecessary details and intricacies.

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Overlook "Other's Ideas".

Overlook "Other's Ideas".

Smart people work hard to get where they are and may dismiss lesser qualified people's opinions. This costs them their "best ideas". But in reality, "on the ground" people can have the best ideas.

Solution:

  • Focus on letting the "best ideas" win

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Over-cling on Old Ideas:

Over-cling on Old Ideas:

Bright individuals are often rewarded for staying consistent in their field. However, limiting oneself to a specific niche can have its drawbacks.

The Downside of Specialization:

  • Missed Opportunities: Intelligent people sometimes cling to outdate...

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