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How the US Air Force Ditched the "Average" and Saved Lives

July 1, 2022 | 3 minute read


The average is a myth. Understand the pitfalls of the average and how it can conceal useful information. How the US Air Force threw out the average and saved lives. Use distributions to better understand your data.

4 Types of Bias Affecting Your Decision Making

December 25, 2019 | 4 minute read


Cognitive biases can negatively impact your ability to think critically and make informed decisions. Here is an explanation of the 4 main types of cognitive bias, some examples and how you can navigate them.

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