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Cognitive Reflection Test - Examples of Reacting vs Checking

Why 50% of Harvard, MIT and Princeton students get the bat and ball problem wrong. 1) The Bat and Ball Problem; 2) How to Improve Your CRT...

Dec 2, 2022 | 4 minute read



The IKEA Effect - Why people fall in love with their own ideas

When and why the IKEA effect causes people to overvalue their own ideas. Examples of organisational pitfalls of the IKEA effect. 4 ways you can defend against...

Sep 3, 2022 | 6 minute read



How to Build a Content Creation Engine - Playbook & Template

5 step playbook to build a marketing content creation engine: 1) Set a marketing objective; 2) Plan topics by SEO keywords; 3) Track team productivity; 4) Measure...

Aug 19, 2022 | 9 minute read



How to Solve the Right Problem - 4 Simple Questions to ask

Ask: 1) Whose problem is it really? 2) What is their problem? 3) Where does the problem come from? 4) Do we really need to solve the...

Jun 17, 2022 | 6 minute read



Invert, Always Invert - Find out how to kill pilots

How Charlie Munger used the inversion process to save the lives of pilots during WWII. How inversion helps frame innovative solutions in productivity, product design, and project...

Aug 7, 2021 | 4 minute read



Second Order Thinking: Unintended Consequences

Tips to help you examine the second and nth order consequences of your actions. Apply the principles of Chesterton’s Fence to be a proactive planner vs reactive...

May 30, 2020 | 3 minute read


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3 Decision Making Frameworks Startups can use to Navigate Uncertainty

3 useful decision making frameworks startups leaders and boards can use to tackle uncertainty in startups: 1) Peer Plus One Framework; 2) Incident Response Framework; 3) Risk...

Apr 11, 2020 | 7 minute read



What are the Fiduciary Duties of a Director?

Five basic fiduciary duties of a Board member with breach examples. What are the consequences of a breach of Directors' duties and laws? How can Directors best...

Apr 10, 2020 | 5 minute read



The Role and Functions of Board of Directors

What is the role of the Board? What are their functions and responsibilities? What are the differences between Governance and Management? Understanding the role of the Board...

Dec 26, 2019 | 3 minute read



4 Types of Bias Affecting Your Decision Making

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...

Dec 25, 2019 | 4 minute read



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