5 big reasons we fail to make effective decisions — Shane Parrish on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish/status/1356658536751779844?s=20

I’ve taught thousands of people make smart decisions without getting lucky. Here is a thread on 5 of the biggest reasons we fail to make effective decisions.

1 - We’re unintentionally stupid We like to think that we can rationally compute information like a computer, but we can’t. Cognitive biases explain why we made a bad decision but rarely help us avoiding them. Better to focus on these warning signs something is about to go wrong.

Warning signs you’re about to do unintentionally something stupid: You’re tired. You’re emotional, in a rush, distracted, operating in a group, or working with an authority figure.

The rule: Never make important decisions when you’re tired, emotional, distracted, or in a rush.

2 - We solve the wrong problem. The first person to state the problem rarely has the best insight into the problem. Once a problem is thrown out on the table however, our type-a problem solving nature kicks in and forget to ask if we’re solving the right problem.

Warning signs you’re solving the wrong problem: You let someone else define the problem for you. You’re far away from the problem. You’re thinking about the problem at only one level or through narrow lenses.

The rule: Never let anyone define the problem for you.

3 - We use incorrect or insufficient information We like to believe that people tell us the truth. We like to believe the people we talk to understand what they are talking about. We like to believe that we have all the information.

Warning signs you have incorrect or insufficient information: You’re speaking to someone who spoke to someone who spoke to someone. Someone will get in trouble when the truth comes out. You’re reading about it in the news.

The rule: Seek out information from as close to the source as possible because they’ve earned the knowledge and have understanding you don’t. When information is filtered, and it often is, consider the (1) incentives and (2) proximity to earned knowledge.

4 - We fail to learn You know the person that sits beside you at work that has 20 years of experience but keeps making the same mistakes over and over. They don’t have 20 years of experience, but one year repeated 20 times. If you can’t learn you can’t get better.

How we learn:

The Learning Loop

To better understand learning, let’s break it into four components.

Experience
Reflection
Abstraction/Lesson
Action This process creates a feedback loop so that you are continuously adapting and learning from your (or others) experiences. Warning signs you’re not learning: You’re too busy to reflect. You don’t keep track of your decisions. You can’t calibrate your own decision making.

The rule: Be less busy. Keep a learning journal. Reflect every day.

5 - We seek optics over outcomes. Our evolutionary programming conditions us to do what’s easy over what’s right. Organizations encourage us to sound good over being good. After all it’s often easier to signal being virtuous than actually being virtuous.

Warning signs you’re focused on optics: You’re thinking about how you’ll defend your decision. You’re knowingly choosing what’s defendable over what’s right. You’d make a different decision if you owned the company. You catch yourself saying this is what your boss would want.

#mjbQuote #Quote #mjbMentalModels #MentalModels #Life #DecisionMaking .

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details: emacs-apac.gitlab.io/announcem

Impatient to try the next release of #Emacs #Orgmode ?

Please help us fix the remaining bugs: updates.orgmode.org/#bugs

Also please consider becoming a maintainer for any *el file in the repo: we need more.

git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emac is now the official repository - don't hesitate to start hacking and helping us!

RT appreciated 🤓

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, September 25, 2020 (tomorrow) at 1400 IST. More details: emacs-apac.gitlab.io/announcem

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details: emacs-apac.gitlab.io/announcem

I wrote about the RepRap 3D printer, which I have been working on with my younger brother.

It was fascinating to see the printer in action for the first
time. That was just the beginning, the continuous calibration and
tweaking efforts start from here now 🚀.

geeksocket.in/posts/reprap-3d-

The EmacsConf 2021 Call for Proposals is now live! Be sure to submit your talk or session ideas for everyone's favorite real-time, extensible, self-documenting display editor by September 30: u.fsf.org/3fo

The EmacsConf 2021 Call for Proposals is now live! Be sure to submit your talk or session ideas for everyone's favorite real-time, extensible, self-documenting display editor by September 30: u.fsf.org/3fo

This month’s Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2021 (tomorrow) at 1400 IST with BigBlueButton and #emacs on Libera Chat IRC.
More details here: emacs-apac.gitlab.io/announcem

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details: emacs-apac.gitlab.io/announcem

🚀 Alright fedi gang, do your magic. Looking for a junior #Django dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone.

The company is a small biz, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes. I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond. Ask me questions on my XMPP/Telegram.

#boostwelcome

TIL about BSW screw thread standard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_

Came across this when a local store gave 1/8" screws and a thread tap instead of M3. Seems to be still used in some of the equipments in India? The screws and thread tap was a bit rusty though, might be old as well.

This answered why some of the bolts I already have are different than metric ones. 😄

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details: emacs-apac.gitlab.io/announcem

I am delighted to launch the 'Libre Tech Shop' - a unique shop for products that respect your freedom to learn, hack, extend and do things yourself.

Check out the online shop at:

libretech.shop

The background story behind this launch:

abhas.io/libretechshop/

Here - you'll be able to buy liberated computers, hackable mechanical keyboards, private and secure home automation solutions, wireless routers, spare parts and much more.

gohugo.io/about/hugo-and-gdpr/ page from docs has options to tweak privacy related settings of internal templates like Twitter, YouTube etc.

After moving away from Google Fonts, Google Analytics, I also removed Disqus comments from my website. Instead of implementing an alternative commenting system, I decided to remove it altogether.

geeksocket.in/posts/removing-c

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