How Not To Be Wrong
When people get asked about their driving skills, roughly 90% of respondents say that they drive better than the average.
The bat and the ball problem (a bat costs 9$ more than the ball. Together they cost 10$) exposed very quickly that jumping to conclusions – and usually wrong conclusions – is one of humas’ strong suits.
While we have heard a lot of the cognitive biases, logical fallacies are another reason why we tend to make decision that are not in line with our own objectives.
I am looking at explaining logical fallacies in a simple way (everyday situations in business life) and what one can do to avoid them.
Base material for this can be found in
How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
Mindware by Richard Nisbett
A Field Guide to Lies by Daniel Levitin
Compiling the errors that occur most often and laying them out in a simple fashion like the resource pages of the books by Chip and Dan Heath [login to view URL] is what I am looking for
Would love to hear your thoughts
Hi Jan, great to see another project of yours after the last one was so interesting. I've spoken to George about it and am very interested in working with you again - get in touch for a chat! Simon