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Can we trust them?

The arrogance of people who seek to predict the future

2023 May 25 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

Politicians, economists, witch doctors of various kinds, and people often focused on catching the spotlight with their predictions of the future. But is it really possible to know what the future holds for us? We have always tried to answer the question with astrology, and other forms of superstition by appealing to so-called experts, refusing […]

A lot: in this cartoon strip I tell you why!

How much is ignorance worth?

2022 July 21 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

I don’t think I need to add something. Do you?

What about yours?

My 7 best intentions for 2022

2022 January 13 | by Arduino Mancini Critical thinking - Effective thinking

The New Year usually opens with best wishes and the hope that the future will be more generous with us than in the past. However, I believe that simply wishing for a benevolent chance is not enough to guarantee a better future. For this reason, this year I decided to help Lady Luck by identifying […]

And why should you follow them carefully!

The 7 tips for getting off the Procrustes bed

2021 August 31 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Heuristics and biases

Who is Procrustes? And for what reason should you (quickly…) get off of his bed? Procrustes is a character recorded in Greek mythology as living on Mount Corydalle, along the sacred road linking Eleusis and Athens, who offered hospitality to pilgrims: a generous dinner was followed by a rest on a bed that he wished […]

Here is a test to assess your knowledge of a specific topic

Do you really know what you think you know?

2021 July 06 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Training and development

Today I want to talk to you about a test that might be useful in assessing your knowledge on a specific matter. It is a short test that I learned to take on two important occasions: whenever I am about to face a task that is new to me, at least partially; when I want […]

I have a question for you

Why is fake news so faster than authentic ones?

2021 June 07 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Quotes

In a famous quote Mark Twain states that… … a lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots. This one finds many echoes in everyday life, from journalism to professional information, to the extreme of calumny. Why does all of this happen? What are the aspects […]

A foolproof method for achieving success through mistakes

The 7 steps to make systematic errors

Situations like the one in the cartoon are quite common, especially in organizations where the culture of blame has deep roots. Situations that make us ask a few questions: Why are we so afraid of error? Can make mistakes, in certain circumstances, have advantages? How can we transform error into a learning opportunity? In this […]

An extremely instructive experiment

Can you express your opinion when everyone thinks differently from you?

2021 April 21 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

Have you ever experienced a feeling of discomfort in maintaining your opinion when everyone around you has a different view? No? Good for you! But if you have felt embarrassed at least once, you should be aware that it has been a difficult experience for many others. Anyone who tries to manipulate our thinking goes […]