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SHANE PARRISH

Avoiding confirmation bias requires actively seeking out information that challenges your assumptions.

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Discover how to sharpen your mind and make better decisions with "Clear Thinking" by Shane Parrish, leveraging mental models and overcoming cognitive biases.

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