Avoid the Mirage & Stay Out of the Confirmation Trap

You are stranded in the desert, severely dehydrated. Finding water is your only focus. Your survival depends on it. In the distance you see a pool of water. The relief you feel! You imagine how the water will taste, how it will save you, no matter how warm and brackish it might be. Struggling toContinue reading “Avoid the Mirage & Stay Out of the Confirmation Trap”

Communicating Like a Skeptic

Your brain automatically calculates the risks, the ‘failure points’, and what needs to be solved to make ‘this thing’ happen successfully. Everyone else is cheering this next great idea publicly (and perhaps not privately). Do you dare say it?  I get it, you don’t want to tell the emperor they have no clothes. Maybe you hadContinue reading “Communicating Like a Skeptic”

Cheers to Engineering Leaders

I’ve always liked engineers. My academics started with Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics as a major (yes, eons ago). I realized quickly it didn’t suit me as a career choice, but I did take a few engineering courses as ‘optional’ even after switching to economics. Why did I do that, you ask? Well, it’s problemContinue reading “Cheers to Engineering Leaders”