7 episodes

In the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast, host Adam Hansen explores what’s going on—under the radar—with non-conscious instincts (aka Cognitive Biases) that trip up innovation, and points towards some effective ways around them. He talks to some of the best and brightest in the world of innovation to explore how Cognitive Biases affect our work, and how we can all learn a new way to think.

Outsmart Your Instincts Ideas To Go

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    • 4.9, 83 Ratings

In the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast, host Adam Hansen explores what’s going on—under the radar—with non-conscious instincts (aka Cognitive Biases) that trip up innovation, and points towards some effective ways around them. He talks to some of the best and brightest in the world of innovation to explore how Cognitive Biases affect our work, and how we can all learn a new way to think.

    Episode 06: Confirmation Bias

    Episode 06: Confirmation Bias

    Innovation Process Facilitator Cynthia Ryan joins Adam Hansen on The Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast to discuss the Confirmation Bias. According to an MIT study, false information is 70% more likely to be shared on Twitter than true stories. One of the reasons? Confirmation Bias.
    Confirmation Bias definition: Confirmation Bias causes us to seek out and then interpret information based on our preexisting beliefs.
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    • 56 min
    Episode 05: Confabulation

    Episode 05: Confabulation

    Innovation Process Facilitator, Dina Pancoast, joins Adam Hansen on the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast as they discuss Confabulation. Tune in to hear how to best overcome Confabulation and generate better ideas with the Behavioral Innovation™ approach.
    Confabulation definition: Confabulation is when we make decisions intuitively and nonconsciously, and rationalize the decisions after the fact.
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    • 54 min
    Episode 04: Status Quo Bias

    Episode 04: Status Quo Bias

    Ideas To Go Principal and Innovation Process Facilitator Christine Haskins joins Adam Hansen on the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast. Tune in to learn how to best overcome the Status Quo Bias and generate better ideas with the Behavioral Innovation™ approach.
    Status Quo Bias definition: this Bias makes us default to keeping things the same. When new opportunities arise, we would rather stay with what we have than switch to something new.
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    • 1 hr
    Episode 03: The Curse of Knowledge

    Episode 03: The Curse of Knowledge

    Innovation Process Facilitator Greg Cobb joins host Adam Hansen on the Outsmart Your Instincts podcast as they discuss the Curse of Knowledge. This Bias is so ingrained in our minds that we even have to double check for it while recording the podcast!
    And here is the New York Times article about Crazy Ants that we reference: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/magazine/crazy-ants.html
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    • 44 min
    Episode 02: Availability Bias

    Episode 02: Availability Bias

    Beth Storz, President of Ideas To Go, joins colleague and co-author Adam Hansen on Episode 2 of the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast. Listen as they discuss examples of—and define—Availability Bias and provide techniques to overcoming it during innovation.
    Availability Bias: how our minds retrieve information from the most recent memories first. Along with the most recent events, emotionally charged memories are also easily retrieved. In other words, what’s available is what’s easy to recall.

    • 55 min
    Episode 01: Negativity Bias

    Episode 01: Negativity Bias

    Ed Harrington, CEO of Ideas To Go, talks with his colleague and co-author, Adam Hansen, about how to spot, deal with, and even combat Negativity Bias. It’s not just about being kind when you hear a far-out idea. It’s also about being mindful.
    Negativity Bias refers to the brain giving more weight to negative events, even in the presence of equally important positive events. In this sense, bad is stronger than good.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Randall10101 ,

So much wisdom!

Two episodes in. New ways to think about thinking: Treasure for an individual or an organization.

214lynda ,

Negativity Bias Explosion!

Great way to walk into your next creativity meeting and change the atmosphere! Glad to have this podcast teaching the pointers on keeping the innovative thinking minds free to roam and explore.

GlitzyJen* ,

Thought Provoking

I notice people’s “negative bias” often. This podcast was enlightening, giving insight into how to change the conversation.

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