Make Space to Be Wrong

Last week I attended an event hosted by the news organization Vox.

The event was a two-day nerd-fest of talking about policy called Vox Conversations. The goal was to get a bunch of policymakers, organization leaders, and nerdy wonks together to talk about policy in the Trump era. Continue reading “Make Space to Be Wrong”

Thinking Smarter: Avoiding Confirmation Bias

One subject on which I want to spend a lot of time and words on this site is why we make bad decisions and how we can make better ones. This means taking a look at our cognitive biases, which are basically holes in our ability to think logically and rationally.

That may sound boring, but by noticing and correcting these holes we can make better decisions, be more convincing, and generally make ourselves smarter.  Does that sound less boring? Continue reading “Thinking Smarter: Avoiding Confirmation Bias”