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How, and When, to Make a Decision

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How, and When, to Make a Decision

How good are your decisions when you have an urgent need to go for a piss? Actually pretty good, better than if you had gone to toilet before. Here’s a article on how seemingly trivial external factors influence the way we make decisions. There’s plenty of them in the text, but here’s one key hint: Next time you ask your boss for a pay rise, make sure you sit on a hard chair and he has a cup of hot coffee in his hands.

From Weekly Filet #23, in August 2014. More on: #

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