I Love Bias!
I love bias! And by loving bias, I mean understanding more about the tricks, filters and timesaving tools our brains use to preserve energy that were probably great in caveman times but are often unproductive, counterproductive or just embarrassing these days. This article and the following infographic capture neatly quite of few of them. I’m a sucker for the first two, even though I know they exist. Awareness helps but it’s not a foolproof solution. Daniel Kahneman’s book ‘Thinking Fast And Slow’ is great on this topic and I found it reassuring that he too confessed to falling prey to biases even though he’s a nobel winner. His best advice for us and himself was to slow down.