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Bias For Action - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Tags #action, #attention, #confusion, #listening, #strategy

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Boss: We need a bias for action. Dilbert: Does listening count? Boss: That's not action. Dilbert: So... you don't want me to listen to you? Boss: I didn't think this all the way through. Dilbert: Tap me on the shoulder when you're done.

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Tags #frustration, #quarreling

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Woman: Let's begin the meeting, but be aware that I'm documenting all of your bullying behavior. Dilbert: Um... I'm not even close to being a bully, but now your confirmation bias will make everything I say sound like bullying to you. Woman: Can you repeat the part after you implied that I'm a delusional witch?

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The Boss sits at his desk and says, "We plan too much. From now on we'll have a bias for action." The Boss tells Asok and Wally, "I want posters that proclaim our commitment to action. And I want them soon!" The Boss reads a poster, "'Measure once. Cut twice.' I like it." Wally tells Asok, "Told you."

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"I can't develop an automated testing system by the arbitrary deadline you set." "Try working smarter, not harder, with a sense of urgency, and a bias for action." "Or maybe you could do something differently." "I'm not the one who can't get his work done."

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"Our new philosophy is 'a bias for action'." "Are we eliminating our Six-Sigma program, the budget cycle, ISO certification, and our approval processes?" "Can I get back to you on that?" "Sure. No rush."

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Tags #work ethic

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Wally: I don't know if I should focus on my strengths or strengthen my weaknesses. Or should I have a bias for action and not waste time sharpening any of my skills? Boss: Which path gets you to do actual work? Wally: I sense a coldness to your mentoring.

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The cow supervisor A cow says, "I overcame a lot of bias against cows to get this job." The cow says, "People think that a cow with strong leadership skills is just a jerk." The cow says, "Is that what you think, baldy? Huh? Do you? Do you?" Wally says, "Um... I'll say no."

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Tags #recipe, #leadership, #hard part, #strategy, #hand over papers, #season, #pinch

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Dilbert says, "I collected optimistic data, put it in the context of bad analogies, seasoned it with saliency bias?" Dilbert says, "?Added herd instinct, a pinch of confirmation bias? and here's your strategy." Dilbert says, "Just add leadership." The Boss says, "Why do I always get the hard part?"

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Tags #tell joke, #business strategy, #laugh, #angry, #day job

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Coworker says, "What do you get when you combine cognitive bias with inaccurate information?" Coworker says, "Our business strategy! Hahahahahaha!!!" Coworker says, "I guess I should keep my day job." Dilbert says, "Good luck with that."

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Bias for Action Passion for Results "And these are our company values." "Please don't ask any questions." "Question!" "Do the results have to be good ones?" "Um...yes." "I'm not so sure. I think it would say that." "Since action and results are both important, is it okay to have bad results so long as it takes twice as much action?" "JUST DO EVERYTHING SOON AND PERFECTLY!!!" "Is it my imagination or is he all over the map on this?" "I forget what we were talking about."