Buyer’s Remorse : How to avoid it landing in your cart

Most of us are familiar with ‘Retail Therapy’, which is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the Buyer’s mood or disposition. However, spending your money on comfort buys could also end up being a downer. Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It’s a backward-looking emotion that we experience when realizing or imagining that our…More

Self-defeating Prophecies: How to navigate the Prophet’s Dilemma.

A self-defeating prophecy is a prediction that prevents what it predicts from happening. It is a prediction that becomes false as a consequence of having been made. That is, self-defeating prophecies come from the belief that X will happen in the future, leading to X’s opposite. The prophecies are generally about undesirable outcomes, a premonition with negative…More

Unskilled and Unaware: Why incompetent are confident and the best lack conviction.

If you’ve ever come across someone whose performance is grossly inadequate but they’re confident that their skills are reasonable or even excellent, you likely witnessed the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action. Psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger coined the eponymous Dunning- Kruger effect, a cognitive bias whereby people who are incompetent at something cannot recognize their…More

Learn Like a Pro : Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything – Book Review

Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe As a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, a best-selling author, Coursera’s inaugural ‘Innovation Instructor’ and Michigan’s Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2018, Barbara Oakley may easily be considered to be naturally gifted to learn. However, Dr. Barbara Oakley and co-author Olav Schewe admit…More