Common Thinking Errors and How to Avoid Them

8 lessons
43min
4.71 (448 reviews)

Why do smart people make stupid decisions? Because we all suffer from cognitive biases – flaws that make our thinking irrational and inaccurate. This course helps you spot and overcome common faults. It will help you to think more clearly and accurately. It also has some bonus thinking tips and persuasion secrets.

Created by Paul Sloane


Common Thinking Errors and How to Avoid Them

8 lessons
43min
4.71 (448 reviews)
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Lessons

Introduction and Unconscious Bias
Confirmation Bias
Mistaking the Cause
The Gambler’s Fallacy
Availability Bias
The Anchoring Effect
Conformity and Groupthink
Summary and Five Magic Phrases

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About the author

Paul Sloane gained a first-class degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. He came top of Sales School at IBM. He went on to become a Marketing Director, Managing Director, and CEO of software companies. He has written over 20 books which have sold over 2 million copies in total. His most popular books are entitled: How to Be a Brilliant Thinker, The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, Think Like an Innovator, Lateral Thinking Puzzlers. Paul runs lateral thinking and innovation master classes with top corporations around the world. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, Lancaster University, Henley Business School, and the Mumbai Institute of Technology. His TEDx talk is available on Youtube. It is entitled 'Are your Open-Minded?'