Fallacies, Illusions, and Biases (Part 2)

I’m working my way through Rolf Dobelli’s The Art of Thinking Clearly by reading a few sections each morning. Below are my notes on sections 12-23. Read 1-11 here. “It’ll-get-worse-before-it-gets-better” fallacy: A variant of confirmation bias. If the problem gets worse, the prediction is confirmed. If the situation improves unexpectedly, the customer is happy and … Continue reading Fallacies, Illusions, and Biases (Part 2)

I’ve been feeling stuck with some creative issues at work and decided to try a new tactic today:  I spent 30 minutes digging into what specifically I was stuck on instead of just the general “I’m Stuck.”  I picked one of the items on that list and turned it into a question.  I wrote that … Continue reading

When Stopping Makes Sense (and when you need to get back to work)

I’m all about committing and being relentless about pushing through tough situations no matter what comes up. Stopping because something is hard, you are tired, you don’t feel well, or it isn’t fun is unacceptable. Collect yourself and get back to work.  That said, there is one situation in which stopping makes sense: When you … Continue reading When Stopping Makes Sense (and when you need to get back to work)