Mosca
Mosca
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June 19th, 2014 at 6:48:16 AM permalink
I found this fascinating. I'm not sure being aware of them could actually be helpful, seeing as how it is difficult to jump outside of one's own skin, but nevertheless the biases are real, and help explain why we do what we do.

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do
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FleaStiff
FleaStiff
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June 19th, 2014 at 8:00:58 AM permalink
Casinos always use terms such as "nickle" or "dime". That BBC producer thought the woman he met in the elevator was down twenty dollars; she was down twenty thousand dollars.

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