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The Self-Improvement Trap

“The Power of Tiny Gains” James Clear, author of the NYT’s best seller “Atomic Habits”, has done an amazing job inspiring and helping people change their lives by showing them how to develop good habits. It’s built upon the basis of improving 1% every day. “If you get one percent better each day for oneContinue reading “The Self-Improvement Trap”

Self-Improvement: The Great Fraud

The Cycle We’re addicted to self-improvement. Every time we reach our intended goal, we set another. We fill ourselves up with inspiration, optimism, and hope as we take the next step forward. We encounter pain and struggle, then come out victorious. We’re elated. We feel the satisfaction of reaching the goal and are paid inContinue reading “Self-Improvement: The Great Fraud”

Decision-Making and The Ludic Fallacy

Let’s play a game. See this coin? This coin has an equal chance of landing heads or tails. We start flipping the coin and recording the results. After 100 flips, we have 99 heads. What is the probability that the next flip will be heads? Doctor Joe, proudly wearing his shirt and tie, says “50Continue reading “Decision-Making and The Ludic Fallacy”

The Fragility of Efficient Teams

I was stunned. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization tweeted “There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with intl. travel and trade.” The news of the virus ravaging Wuhan, China did not show enough “evidence” for the WHO to take any action, exposing the world to systemic risk. This was theContinue reading “The Fragility of Efficient Teams”

Deciding on Emotion

You can’t survive without emotion A common theme in our world is to “ignore your emotions”, especially when it comes to making decisions. I’ve heard it constantly in business, games, and life. They say that emotions cloud your judgment and are “irrational”. There’s truth to that. We all have a memory where we made anContinue reading “Deciding on Emotion”