Search Results for: confirmation bias

Confirmation Bias And the Power of Disconfirming Evidence

May 24, 2017

Confirmation bias is our tendency to cherry-pick information that confirms our existing beliefs or ideas. Confirmation bias explains why two people with opposing views on a topic can see the same evidence and come away feeling validated by it. This cognitive bias is most pronounced in the case of ingrained, ideological, or emotionally charged views. […]


Complexity Bias: Why We Prefer Complicated to Simple

January 08, 2018

Complexity bias is a logical fallacy that leads us to give undue credence to complex concepts. Faced with two competing hypotheses, we are likely to choose the most complex one. That’s usually the option with the most assumptions and regressions. As a result, when we need to solve a problem, we may ignore simple solutions […]


Mental Model: Commitment and Consistency Bias

August 29, 2016

“The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” — John Maynard Keynes *** Ben Franklin tells an interesting little story in his autobiography. Facing opposition to being reelected Clerk of the […]


Winning at the Great Game: My Interview with Adam Robinson (Part 1) [The Knowledge Project Ep. #47]

December 07, 2018

Author, educator, entrepreneur, and hedge fund advisor, Adam Robinson shares powerful lessons on winning the game of life. He teaches us how to learn, how to fail, and his three secrets of happiness and success. Listen and Learn with The Knowledge Project on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Android | Google Play Today on the […]


Thriving in a Digital World: My Conversation with Stratechery’s Ben Thompson [The Knowledge Project Ep. #40]

September 04, 2018

Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Android | Google Play Today’s guest is Stratechery author and founder Ben Thompson. If you’re an investor in Silicon Valley, work at a tech start-up, or just love to geek out on technology and business analysis, odds are good that Stratechery is on your short list of must-read […]


Reading, Writing, and Lifelong Learning: A Conversation With Morgan Housel [The Knowledge Project Ep. #14]

May 24, 2018

Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Android | Google Play On this episode, I’m happy to have Morgan Housel (@morganhousel). Morgan is a partner at the Collaborative Fund. He’s a former columnist at the Motley Fool and a former columnist of the Wall Street Journal. His work has also been published in Time, USA […]