Confirmation Bias & The Halo Effect

We have been exploring an intriguing book about the biases of our intuition: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.  In it, we learned that we assume certain things automatically without having thought through them carefully. Kahneman calls those assumptions heuristics (mental shortcuts that ease the mental load of making a decision) and certain heuristics lead to muddled thinking and…

Notes on Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is an intriguing book about the biases of our intuition. That is, we assume certain things automatically without having thought through them carefully. Kahneman calls those assumptions heuristics (mental shortcuts that ease the mental load of making a decision). Certain heuristics lead to muddled thinking and errors of judgment. Kahneman…

Managing Complexity – Part 1

Managing complexity is a challenge! The pace of life continues to increase creating something called complexity growth. Greater amounts of information can overwhelm us with detail and information overload. Greater speed of information causes more reactive behavior responses increasing our stress. Greater connectivity to larger and wider networks creates information overload coming from more places. Complexity can be…