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Aug 25, 2020

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  • Personal experience
  • Experience of people you know 
  • Experts 
  • Scientific studies 
  • Common sense 
  • Pattern recognition.

When seeking truth, your best bet is to look for confirmation on at least two of these dimensions.

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Problem Solving


How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

by Scott Adams

Gaining wisdom from the past

Life can feel overwhelming. With so many new technologies and ways of doing things, knowing what to pay attention to can be difficult.

In How to Think Like Shakespeare, professor Scott Newstok writes about what people of the past have already learned about better thinking and applying incentives. The main lesson is that even new problems are tied to wisdom and insight from ideas that are hundreds of years old.

We're Not Wired To React Unemotionally To Information

Numbers and statistics are necessary and great for exposing the truth, but they’re not enough to change beliefs, and they are almost useless for motivating action.

The huge amount of information we are receiving today can make us even less sensitive to data because we’ve become accustomed to finding support for anything we want to believe, with a simple click of the mouse. Instead, our desires are what shape our beliefs.

The five-hour rule

No matter how busy successful people are, they always spend at least an hour a day (thus five hours a week) learning or practicing. And they do this across their entire career.

Barack Obama is far from the only leader to credit his success to reading. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban and Jack Ma are all voracious readers. 

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk


Risk and Uncertainty

People often confuse risk with uncertainty. But the terms "risk" and "uncertainty" do not refer to the same thing.

  • Risk is precise and quantifiable.
  • Uncertainty is when the underlying system is not understood.

The more you understand a system, the more able you are to convert uncertainty into risk.

Smarter People Take More Risks | Scott H Young


The paradox mindset

To adopt a paradox mindset means to consider the world with a “both/and” approach instead of an “either/or” one.

In times of change, uncertainty and scarcity, we need to do many tasks together. And people need to feel comfort with discomfort.

Overwhelmed? Adopt a Paradox Mindset


The Ego is confusing

The Ego is a confusing paradox. Many are in agreement that ego was bad, that it destroyed creativity and happiness, that they knew plenty of toxic egomaniacs who had wrecked themselves. But they still think Ego is important.

Why Ego is The Greatest Opponent to Your Creativity and Success (And How to Fight Back)


The global deficit of collaboration skills

People are continually handling problems that require advice from others. We face issues that are broad in scope and impact, such as climate change.

But people are not naturally competent in collaborative problem-solving. Generally, people aren't being taught this skill either. A 2015 international assessment of students revealed that more than 90% of students could not overcome teamwork obstacles or resolve conflict. However, this deficit could be addressed and lead to positive change.

Collaborative problem solvers are made not born – here's what you need to know


Why we are not decisive

The main cause of our trouble with being decisive comes down to this process: cultural conditioning +negative habits.

There are persons that start life from a disadvantaged position in terms of confident decision-making. But we should know that this is still largely constructed not inborn.

How to Be Decisive: 4 Strategies for Confident Decision-Making


Joel Mokyr

“Technological progress requires above all tolerance toward the unfamiliar and the eccentric.”

The Ingredients For Innovation



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