How can we free ourselves from the chains of cognitive biases and get more of the results we want?
Download and listen-on-the-go to Episode 107 to find out. Inspired by The Undoing Project by Moneyball author Michael Lewis, Scott and I discuss our insights and recommendations on what it takes to outsmart our natural cognitive biases to create the more robust thinking needed to obtain more powerful outcomes.
You’ll gain insights on:
- The inspirational story of how two strikingly different psychologists collaborated to develop the foundation of behavioral economics
- Examples of three common cognitive biases, how they can mislead us, and how to outsmart them
- Three immediately useful ideas for creating an environment that increases our individual and collective breakthrough thinking
Pamela S. Harper is the Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., a strategic growth advisory firm based in Glen Rock, NJ. For more than 20 years, Pam has applied her gift for finding the hidden opportunities in every situation to helping clients in entrepreneurial, mid-market, and Fortune 500 companies across 30 industries create hundreds of millions of dollars of value in both top and bottom line growth.
Prior to founding BAI, Pam skyrocketed into the ranks of management by taking a progressive series of newly created organizational development positions in companies ranging from mid-market to Fortune 500 across multiple industries, all undergoing dramatic change and growth.
Pam has been quoted in, featured in, or written articles for prominent business media including Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Chiefexecutive.net, CEO.com and other major media. Her critically acclaimed book, Preventing Strategic Gridlock has been called “timeliness resource.”
D. Scott Harper, Ph.D., is Sr. Partner with Business Advancement Inc. Throughout his career Scott has devoted himself to understanding why things work the way they do, and how to apply those insights to create new value. Scott helps clients sift through complexity and take full advantage of opportunities by discovering the hidden side of everything.
Before joining BAI in 2010, Scott held a succession of increasingly accountable innovation positions in the consumer healthcare industry. Since then, he has been published and quoted in prominent business media outlets including Chief Executive Magazine, CEO.com, CEO World Magazine, and the IndUS Business Journal.
Resources for This Episode
- Read about The Undoing Project: a Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis
- Listen to related Growth Igniters Radio episodes:
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Looking to Build a Breakthrough Brand? Create Breakthrough Thinking (Episode 102)
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Need to Pivot? Tap Into Your Organization’s Intelligence (Episode 93)
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: How To Recognize Emerging Opportunities Ahead of Your Competitors (Episode 84)
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