You make decisions every day based on false assumptions about other people, immediate pay-offs, your memory versus imagination, and familiarity versus fondness, just to name a few. Want to learn more about your mind’s crazy decision engine? This illustrated guide can help.
This multi-page illustrated treatise on cognitive biases, hosted at Scribd and embedded below, does a fantastic job of translating the stuff of college textbooks and all-too-brief Wikipedia explanations into lunch break reading. Digging through it might make you afraid of how your mind works, or send you on a journey to think a bit more about how you arrive at what you decide.
Kudos to the wonderfully cryptic Royal Society of Account Planning for creating and posting the guide. We’d love to find links to other handy guides to the brain, or other complex tools, in the comments.