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10 Insights for Clear Thinking, with Rolf Dobelli

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Rolf Dobelli is a bestselling writer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Zurich.Minds, a community of some of the world's most famed and distinguished thinkers, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs, and a cofounder of getAbstract, the world's largest publisher of compressed knowledge. A novelist, sailor, and pilot, he lives in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is the author of The Art of Thinking Clearly.

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  • 1. @33voices intelligent insights to advance your business and life
  • 2. The following represents 10 highlights from the interview by @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Rolf DobelliFounder of Zurich.Minds, a community of some of the world’s most famed and distinguished thinkers, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs, and a cofounder of getAbstract, the world’s largest publish- er of compressed knowledge. @Dobelli
  • 4. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.1 Success is often difficult to predict. However, you can pin down only what blocks or obliterates success. Eliminate the downside, the thinking errors, and the upside will take care of itself.
  • 5. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.2 Thinking more clearly and acting more shrewdly means adopting Michelangelo’s method; Don’t focus on David. Instead, focus on everything that is not David and chisel it away.
  • 6. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.3 When faced with a big decision, the greatest investment you can make is to incentivize a devils’ advocate to kill your dreams; Warren buffet does it.
  • 7. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.4 Our brain is wired to filter out any any new information that doesn’t support our existing beliefs. to protect against this Confirmation Bias, keep a diary of your beliefs and look for disconfirming evidence.
  • 8. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.5 Social proof works for marketers, but for consumers and decision makers, it’s a trap into following the herd. Challenge yourself to think independently instead.
  • 9. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.6 Expectations trigger emotion, which activates certain behavioral patterns. whenever possible, trying living with no expectations.
  • 10. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.7 When you’re inside your ‘Circle of Competence,’ don’t over-think. It undermines your intuitive ability to solve problems. Outside that ‘Circle of Competence,’ objectivity and logic will trump intuition.
  • 11. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.7 When you’re inside your ‘Circle of Competence,’ don’t over think. it undermines your intuitive ability to solve problems. Outside that ‘Circle of Competence,’ objectivity and logic will trump intuition. 33voices Rolf Dobelli - Outside Your Circle Of Competence
  • 12. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.8 Hindsight leads us to believe that we’re better predictors than we actually are. minimize this by keeping a personal journal and frequently checking your predictions.
  • 13. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.9 Reciprocity is a very powerful influence strategy, but it can also be gentle blackmail. be cautious not to always accept that ‘little gift”.
  • 14. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.10 Be a skeptic every now and then; it doesn’t distort your view of the world.
  • 15. Really reflect... Do you have a method to approach important decisions? Really reflect...
  • 16. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com

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