This week’s must-reads: ‘Structured Thinking’ Will Change the Way You Solve Problems

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead) (NirAndFar) Dr. Gleb Tsipursky says that whatever you do, you should never go with your gut.

How to Persuade People to Change Their Behavior (Harvard Business Review) Rather than trying to persuade people, getting them to persuade themselves is often more effective.

The E-Cigarette Revolution That Wasn’t (National Affairs) In mere half a decade, the e-cigarette went from being lauded as a possible salvation from smoking to being denounced as a public health disaster. How did this happen?

The Counterintuitive Thing About Trust That Explains Why So Many Teams Have Issues With It (Shane Snow) We get through most of our daily interactions unscathed by relying on basic human trust.

Are You Addicted to Spending Time With Your Friends? Study Satirises Measures of Social Media Addiction (Research Digest) Do you often spend time with your friends in order to forget about personal problems? Do you think about your friends even when you’re not with them? You might fit the criteria for “offline friend addiction”.

This 3-Minute Exercise Will Change the Way You Solve Problems (Forge)
‘Structured thinking’ is about building a big answer by asking many small questions.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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