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February 27, 2012

I can't make decisions!

historic-information-and-quick-decision-making-21603946.jpgStarting the new module called Robust Decision Making seems an exciting way to start the week. By the end of the first day though, you can't resist to question all the ways you use to make decisions from trivial to serious ones. Thus, I found myself doubting for so many choices that I've done up till now and wondering how many times I made decisions with some kind of bias, without even know and realizing it!

All of us have a way of thinking which we have developed for so many years. And now we face in front of our eyes that there's great chance that most of the decisions we have made weren't based on hard facts! How frustrating is that? If you think about it for a while, is like your whole world being shattered...

As Jeff mentioned today, the 'problem' is even worse when leaders make decisions with bias and not based on solid evidences. Therefore, is it likely that when we are in similar situations, to be able to understand these biases and be willing to make decision in the right way?

I need to think so...


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