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Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph T. Hallinan
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Recommended for: Persons who wish to become less foolish
Read in March, 2009, read count: 1

A survey of cognitive biases and other limitations of the human brain,
with references and bibliography. The conclusions:

* Take notes on your mistakes, so you can learn from them.

* Get a Devil's Advocate, even if you have to do it yourself.

* No, you aren't that good at multitasking. You really aren't.

* The plural of "anecdote" is not "data". The singular of "anecdote" is "advertising".

* Have someone without your habits check for mistakes.

* Get some sleep, damn it!

* Happy people are smarter.

* Bribery makes people more diligent, not more competent.
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Kira You hooked me with this review. I'll read the book :)


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