Embrace the random, make better choices

In a series of articles this month on the neuroscience of change, Scientific American explores How Randomness Rules Our World and Why We Cannot See It. The one-line take away from this article for me is this: Embrace the random and improve our skills in decision making by removing some of the biases that lead to poor judgments.

If you like this topic, you might also enjoy Predictably Irrational, a great book and blog that discuss the biases inherent in our decisions at work, home and in relationships — and how we can curb some of the irrationality that affects our choices. It’s also a light read that will probably have you smiling as you recognize some of your own follies.

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