The Ostrich Effect

First things first: despite any cartoons you might’ve seen, ostriches don’t try to hide from danger by burying their heads in the sand....

Six Strategies for Avoiding the Truth

Are you lying to yourself every day? Depends: are you a "Bayesian Updater?" Hopefully you are. The term is named after Reverend Thomas...

The Brain's Allergy to the Big Picture

Do you suffer from Systems Blindness? You almost certainly do. The problem is that your brain’s hardwiring is designed primarily to keep...

The Unbalanced Brain: a Cautionary Tale

Last week, I talked about whole brain strategy. This week, a look at what happens inside a workplace when a company or organization tries...

How to Run Your Company Like Da Vinci

It's hard to overestimate the power of whole-brain thinking. Sometimes defined as "systems thinking", it occurs when your creative right...

Measuring the Unmeasureable

"Metric" is a kind of sexed up word for measurement, popular among the corporate crowd. The interesting thing about "metric" is that it...

Your Brain on Bias

Last year, roughly 40,000 people died in automobile crashes on America's highways. This is a tragic number, but it has been much worse in...