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February 13, 2018

Steve Jobs’s Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say ‘No’ Is Brilliant

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
February 8, 2018

3 Things Every Leader Should Know About Making Strong Decisions

If you're in a leadership position, decision making is part of your job. Your decisions will largely determine the type of the company you have moving forward. It doesn't matter if you were a leader in the past or today. If you want to become a better leader, manager, employee, etc., it all starts with making better decisions.
February 6, 2018

How ‘Groupthink’ Influences Decision Making

Here are 8 symptoms of groupthink, which is frequently found among tight-knit groups -- particularly those without diversity.
February 1, 2018

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

The hardest activities to automate with currently available technologies are those that involve managing and developing people (9 percent automation potential) or that apply expertise to decision making, planning, or creative work (18 percent).” Computers are great at optimizing, but not so great at goal-setting. Or even using common sense.
January 30, 2018

As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change

AI will supplant many aspects of the “hard” elements of leadership — that is, the parts responsible for the raw cognitive processing of facts and information. At the same time, our prediction is that AI will also lead to a greater emphasis on the “soft” elements of leadership — the personality traits, attitudes, and behaviors that allow individuals to help others achieve a common goal or shared purpose.
January 29, 2018

How the Science of Decision-Making Will Help Us Make Better Strategic Choices

You have to think not just about your own decisions, but you have to anticipate how other people make decisions too. So, when we set out to create the Science of Decision Making, we wanted to help people improve their own decisions and be better able to predict, understand, anticipate the decisions of others.
January 16, 2018

Plants are Capable of Complex Decision-Making

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that your houseplants know more than they're letting on? Well, your intuition might not be far off.
January 15, 2018

Make Better Decisions with Intellectual Humility

New research published in the journal Psychological Science finds that those who sincerely aim to make themselves better people may excel at taking an objective look at themselves and their biases, which could also lead to better personal decision-making and long-term success.
January 11, 2018

Data is Changing the Way a Company Makes Decisions

The long-term success of a company depends on the accumulation of four things: capital, industry experience, customers and decision-making experience.
January 8, 2018

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Ethical Decision Making

Here’s the thing: AI isn’t an arbiter of ethics, and it’s not going to be in the foreseeable future. But what AI can do in the ethics space is support and augment our own decision making -- and act as an alarm when we’re getting it wrong. Get it right, though? That’s on us.