The Decision Education Podcast

Episode 001: Base Rates and Bees with Michael Mauboussin

from The Decision Education Podcast | Published 1/27/2021

How might our decision-making improve if we ask ourselves, “What happened when other people were in this situation before?” Michael Mauboussin, Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global, joins your host Dr. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision Education, to discuss the importance of considering base rates and reference classes when making tough choices, the undervalued impact of keeping a decision journal, and the overlooked role of luck in the outcomes we observe. And when it comes to the choice between exploring and exploiting our resources, you’ll learn what ants and bees can teach us about decision-making. Welcome to Season 1 - Episode 1.

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Welcome to The Decision Education Podcast, where your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, talks to experts and shares tips on all things related to decision-making. Through these conversations, you will be entertained, gain new insights, and discover practical ways to improve your decision skills. For Season 2, our guest host is Alliance co-founder, best-selling author, and celebrated speaker, Annie Duke, and we’re turning our attention to decision-making in the world of high-performance sports.