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Bias For Action

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Bias For Action - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Tags #the boss, #Dilbert, #waste, #time, #thought, #chairs, #meeting

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The Boss: We need to have a bias for action! Alice: Good idea. This meeting is a total waste of time. The Boss: I probably should have thought that through.

Wally Uses Phone When Troll Does

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Wally Uses Phone When Troll Does - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Tags #troll, #trolling, #handle, #busted, #caught

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Boss: I've noticed that whenever I get a tweet from an anonymous troll, you're using your phone. Wally: That sounds like confirmation bias. Boss: His user name is coffeesixhairs. Wally: Now you just sound crazy.

Do Whatever The Data Says

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Do Whatever The Data Says - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Tags #study, #analysis, #decision, #conclusions, #bias, #science

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Boss: I need you to do a financial analysis on upgrading our customer tracking software. Dilbert: What conclusion do you want me to reach? Boss: We'll do whatever the data says. Dilbert: Which is...? Boss: I already bought the upgrade.

Bias For Action

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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.

Robots Will Do The Dangerous Jobs

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Robots Will Do The Dangerous Jobs - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Tags #rights, #civil liberties, #technology, #robots, #abuse, #bias

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CEO: Our plan is to use robots for all the jobs that are dangerous or demeaning. No one cares if a robot gets ripped to shreds in an industrial accident. Robot: Eh? CEO: Are we cool? Robot: I'm cool, but you're going to be room temperature.

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Tags #anger, #criticism, #perfection, #psychological disorder, #psychological evaluation, #perfectionist, #warning, #not a problem, #cognitive dissonance, #unrealistic optimism, #projection bias, #jerk, #anger issues

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Coworker: I should warn you that I'm a perfectionist. Dilbert: I appreciate the warning. Do you have any other psychological problems or just the one? Coworker: I don't think of it as a "problem." Dilbert: I guess that's what makes it so bad. I see a lot of other psychological problems in your writing. Cognitive dissonance, unrealistic optimism, and some projection bias. But I can see why you think your perfectionism is the worst part. Coworker: You're a jerk. Dilbert: ...and here come the anger issues.

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Tags #frustration, #bias for action, #enemy of good, #folksy, #spray defective stuff

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CEO: We need to have a bias for action. Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. Dilbert: So... a carpenter should saw the board first and measure it later? CEO: Your use of that folksy saying makes my strategy sound dumb. Alice: Why do you care if your strategy is perfect or not? Dilbert: You just said it's more important to spray your defective stuff on the universe than it is to get things right. CEO: "Spray my defective stuff?" Dilbert: Should I have waited for a perfect way to say that?

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Tags #work ethic, #strengths and weakness, #sharpen skills, #actual work, #mentoring

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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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Tags #frustration, #quarreling, #bullying behavior, #confirmation bias, #delusional witch

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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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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."