The Virus of Bias: Can it Be Stopped?
We know how dangerous a virus can be. They infect our bodies, our computers, and our communication. Worst of all, viruses are invisible and often nearly impossible to detect before they wreak havoc. That’s the bad news. The good news? You can develop B-ray vision (the super power that enables you to see the virus of bias before it does its damage). First, what is a bias and why is it so dangerous? Actually, before that, let’s expose something. Biases are not all bad. In fact,
Who Can You Really Trust?
“I simply can’t trust them,” he said with genuine disappointment in his voice. When delving into the situation more, what this supply chain manager revealed was that the regular supplier of a vital part for his company’s most important product was unreliable. Sometimes they delivered on time. Other times there were significant delays with little communication from them. As we explored the situation further with him, we asked a different question. “You say you can’t trust them
When Good Intentions Are Not Enough
You may remember the story about a rich man and a robber sharing a train compartment. As the rich man slept, the robber searched for the money he knew was hidden nearby. Come morning, he confessed his failed plan and the rich man chuckled. “I knew you were a robber,” he said, “so I hid my money in the one place I knew you would never look… under your own pillow!” The robber didn’t think to look close to home and neither do we. In fact, we often miss out on the incredible valu
What if You're Brain Blind and Don't Know It?
What do you see in this image? Some people see a tired old woman. Others see a stylish, slightly coy young woman. Why? It's an optical illusion that is playing upon your brain's recticular activating system (RAS) so that you see what you first expect to see. Okay, that's just a clevelry done picture, you might say. But have you ever experienced brain blindness in "real life?" How would you know? Let's think about it for a moment . . . have you ever had an moment like this? Yo