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Blog: Creative Decision Making and Goal Achievement

Use the form on this page to subscribe to my blog: Creative Decision Making and Goal Achievement. What to expect if you subscribe?  You’ll receive news about decision making, including topics such as career choices, strategic planning, goal achievement, will-power, procrastination, creative

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Quote for May: Mysterious Brain

“Anyone who claims the brain is a total mystery should be slapped upside the head with the MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. All one thousand ninety-six pages of it.” — Tom McCabe   Share this…

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Poll Results: Your Most Exciting Compliments

Thanks to all of you who responded to my poll last month and submitted a compliment you received! Here are some of the answers I got – an arbitrary selection of my personal favorites: “You communicate so proper.” Compliment received

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Looking Back: The Past Year’s Most Exciting Compliments

“It is true that you think in different ways than normal people.” — My husband. To some (normal?) people, this may not sound like a compliment, but it made me incredibly happy. I hope it will keep inspiring me to

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Quote for November – Pessimism

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” — James Branch Cabell   Share this…

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Featured Video: Does Brainstorming Work?

In this very short (2:21) animated video, Jonah Lehrer makes a case that criticism is an important driver of creativity: If we want to come up with new and better ideas, we need to interrupt our most comfortable and efficient (but

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New Online Decision Tool: “Something Pop”

There’s a really nice new online decision tool out: somethingpop.com, by Ben Gimpert. It is very simple to use but built on a solid theoretical framework. The algorithms used here are based on the same principles that we also describe in our book

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Quote for April – Practical

“There’s nothing more practical than a good theory.” — Kurt Lewin   Share this…

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Featured Video: Does Money Make You Mean?

Unfortunately, yes. Quite dramatically so. This recent TED talk by Paul Piff shows how, but it also talks about nudges. In particular, how small “nudges of compassion” can make people more egalitarian, more willing to share, and more generous with

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Results of the Gratefulness Poll

Ok, here are some results of last month’s Gratefulness Poll. [If you just joined, here you can see the original poll (still open) and find out what gratefulness has to do with decision-making.] First the numbers – here are the average

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