Dan Gilbert – Why we make bad decisions

By Applied Change

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We go through life thinking we’re acting logically and based on the information presented to us. In this funny TED talk Dan Gilbert shows us just how easily our judgement is distorted and that leads us to making decisions sometimes that are not as good as we think they are. It’s of course useful to recognise it in ourselves but also just as important that we remember that everyone around us is subject to the same distortions, hence it’s affecting their decision making too. Important when we’re trying to influence someone towards a course of action and wondering why they are not seeing it like we do.

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