Critical thinking can help uncover key insights. Learn to apply the key concepts from this course.
- You know that saying, to someone with a hammer, everything looks like a nail? Well, when you're armed with critical thinking skills, the judgment and decision glitches, biases and fallacies disappear like nails pounded into the woodwork. As you sharpen your critical thinking skills, they'll become second nature, and you might even take them for granted. Do you want to keep track of the good things these skills do for you? Of course you do. That's your bonus that you get for being here. Download the guide I provided for you in the exercise files to create your decision notebook. Your decision notebook can be a simple spiral binder or something fancier. Use it to keep track of your decisions of consequence, big and small, to document how you arrived at your decision, your mood, how much sleep you had when you made your decision, things like that. You'll also note specific biases, fallacies, and judgment errors that you use your critical thinking skills to spot and avoid. You'll see an improvement in the quality of how you think. Reach out to me on LinkedIn, or at appliedcuriositylab.com with any questions. I'm excited to hear about your progress.
- Comparing critical and strategic thinking
- Minimizing bad judgements
- Recognizing cognitive bias
- Using counterfactual thinking
- Overcoming loss aversion
- Avoiding logical fallacies
- Creating a culture of critical thinking