BRAIN FOOD: Route to the top ... How to avoid making bad decisions

BRAIN FOOD: Route to the top ... How to avoid making bad decisions - Watch your initial assumptions. We have a tendency to look for information that supports rather than contradicts our current view.

by Octavius Black, managing director of The Mind Gym,www.themindgym.com

Watch your initial assumptions. We have a tendency to look for information that supports rather than contradicts our current view.

Value your information source - as well as the information. People tend to put more weight on friends' views than they do on research from a reliable source.

Choose criteria for assessing the options if a group of you can't agree on a decision. Judge each alternative against them. Alternatively, make sure you all agree on the question you're trying to answer.

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