May 7, 2021

Protect yourself from poor COVID-related decisions by being aware of cognitive biases – particularly the normalcy bias, attentional bias, and planning fallacy – and making strategic plans that can prevent your gut reactions from taking over. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how not to let cognitive biases control us when dealing with COVID.   Video: “How Not to Let Cognitive Biases Control Us When Dealing with COVID”    … Read more

May 5, 2021

Protect your organization from the disastrous effects of work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue by a strategic shift toward virtual work being the new normal rather than an emergency measure. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to defeat work-from-home burnout and zoom fatigue.   Video: “How to Defeat Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue”     Podcast: “How to Defeat Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue”   Links Mentioned in Videocast and… Read more

April 30, 2021

Work-from-home burnout in the pandemic can lead to serious mental health issues and lost productivity. Leaders can help their team members by identifying the root causes and making a strategic shift to a virtual work culture. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why work-from-home burnout and zoom fatigue are a lot more complex than you think.   Video: “Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue is a Lot More Complex Than You… Read more

April 28, 2021

When a threat seems clear to you, it’s hard to believe others will deny it. Yet smart people deny serious risks, even obvious ones, all the time. A case in point example comes from my experience helping a mid-size regional insurance company conduct a strategic pivot to thrive in the post-COVID world in January 2021. While doing a pivoting audit, I observed the underwriting department failing to address serious long-term risks for a number of industries resulting from the shifts… Read more

April 15, 2021

Have you or your employees been feeling work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue these past months despite the supposed convenience of working from home and using videoconferences to meet? If you enjoy video, here’s a videocast based on this blog: And if you like audio, here’s a podcast based on the blog: Or simply read onward!   Do you find yourself increasingly stressed and tired out even though you no longer have to deal with a commute and other chores associated… Read more

March 17, 2021

  A strategic pivot will enable your company to survive and thrive during the COVID pandemic and in the post-COVID world. Start by challenging assumptions about your internal and external business model. Then, revise your strategy and determine next steps to operationalize these changes. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to do a strategic pivot to address COVID and the post-COVID world.   Video: “How to Do a Strategic… Read more

March 10, 2021

Maximize the value that pessimists and optimists bring to your enterprise by helping them work together well. Optimists should generate half-baked ideas and give them to the pessimists, who would select the most viable notions and finish baking them into full-fledged plans. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the secret of getting optimistic and pessimistic employees to collaborate effectively.   Video: “The Secret of Getting Optimistic and Pessimistic Employees to… Read more

March 3, 2021

  Startup founders can defeat mental health challenges and avoid burnout by paying attention to their mental health, seeking help, and standing up to pressure from major investors and Board members. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the dangers of mental health challenges for startup founders.   Video: “The Dangers of Mental Health Challenges for Startup Founders”     Podcast: “The Dangers of Mental Health Challenges for Startup Founders”  … Read more

February 24, 2021

We greatly underestimate the dangers of the new COVID strains due to cognitive biases such as normalcy bias, hyperbolic discounting, and planning fallacy. We need to change our plans drastically to adapt to the new reality. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which answers the question: should you be worried about the new COVID strains?   Video: “Should You Be Worried About the New COVID Strains?”       Podcast: “Should You… Read more

February 17, 2021

The people close to you influence your spending choices more than you think. To make wiser shopping decisions, be aware of how your choices are influenced and commit to only purchasing things for their practical value. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why your friends influence your shopping decisions more than you think.   Video: “Your Friends Influence Your Shopping Decisions More Than You Think”     Podcast: “Your Friends… Read more




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