10 Ways of making better choices

It’s hard to make good choices. And it is often the method that is the most helpful thing behind the decision. It is crucial how you build judgment and good decision-making. This is why I was looking for simple tools that will help to make better “decision” a habit.

An image may say a thousand words, but it expresses far more with a great visual device. It can catch your attention, inspire clear thought, and motivate us all to behave more intelligently.

See my top ten tools underneath. What’s your favourite one? Have I forgotten anything? Are you going to suggest others?

  • State your case and make sure that you consider your case

You have a message to share— what can be easily and effectively helped by this tool, but only if you select the right one.

Choosing the best way to represent data can be difficult with a range of options.  Nabih Ibrahim Bawazir, from Datanest, and Dean Andrew Abela, from the Bausch School of Business, present a multitude of options perfect for any scenario, even whether it is comparable, distributed, or composite that the narrator wants to share. Go forward–choose your own adventure, but make sure you have an accurate choice.

  • Cognitive discrimination predicted

You may have chosen the right way to describe your thoughts, but you cannot control how you hear them by your audience.  Communication is a two-way street, which inevitably brings your audience with its own filters and baggage. Even if you know that your knowledge is accurate by 100 percent, your own opinion will influence the perception of your audience.

And, frankly, you probably have your own prerequisites, too. The top 20 cognitive biases are here.  See if you can actually identify them…

  • Use the key storytelling elements

The “art of telling stories” turns out to be really a science (like most of the IMHO stuff).  Lou Hoffman, mark Pinset and Patrizia Huen illustrate in the “Periodic Table of Storytelling” the most important elements for the storytelling. They recommend going out, sharing an anecdote and showing a visual — all of them with this creative visualization, which is very scientific.

  • Understand how predictable people are

When Andriy Burkov shared the funny distribution of probabilities from the gym, data enthusiasts from around the world discussed whether this was normal or skewed and never resolved a final reply. Personally, I believe it comes to life with “enhanced research.”

Yet two things are certain, the universe is dominated by mathematics, and even if it gives clearer answers, we cannot agree on another thing.

  • No, we are predicable, really.

How am I supposed to know? Only play the name game and don’t be surprised every time you win.  Apparently they can immediately know your age if someone knows your name. Sophia is somewhere between five and 8 years of age and that Gertron is about 80 and this smart visualization of Five Thirty Eight’s Nate Silber and Allison McCann. Start it yourself now. You’ll be surprised at the predictability of all of us.

  • Take advantage of our AI predictability and use

What is AI for? Well, for one, according to research by McKinsey & Company, it promises industry $15 trillion in money value. In traditional IA, analysis, and advanced IA this visualization breaks down the overall potential annual value — in every area as well.

  • Take AI if you’re not doing that already

Warning of spoiler: not most industries. We are all talking about AI, but most industries still invest little— entertainment, computer hardware, insurance, and online news. Despite spending that is just 2.4 percent of the pie, financial institutions don’t do much better. Perhaps, worse–54 percent of the workers of the financial institution surveyed by Accenture said they can’t use AI because their data are either siloes or unusable.

  • Scale and win AI even better

Industries, in effect, profit from the transition to AI scale. According to Ketan Awalegaonkar from Accenture, Robert Berkey, Greg Douglass and Athena Reilly, managers worldwide assume that their businesses would fail without AI. We still have difficulties in scaling AI, however. So on which side do you want to be in the AI race?

  • Take a look at results, analysis and IP

FirstMark’s Matt Turck has created a comprehensive “Union State” of the data for the past six years. He has also spoken about AI this year, which he revealed was “big data.” This is a great place to get the land layman if you want to hit the ground with the info, analytical and AI.

  • Resist the situation

Would you like to make a change? The enemy of progress # 1: the status quo, then you have to fight. After all, creativity has a “no.” Don’t pretend that you haven’t been warned…

Bonus!

Take a view of growth

There is very little that holds you back if you will be ready to leave your comfort zone and evolve. As shown by this instructive and effective illustration, a road of difficulty may be necessary to take you from fear to new abilities and eventually to achieve your own objectives. But, at least you have to follow a clear path. So, what do you expect?

Credit – Bruno Aziza

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