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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.

Apr 9, 2018

Innovation Process Facilitator Cynthia Ryan joins Adam Hansen on The Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast to discuss the Confirmation Bias. Take this for example: 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. Tune in to hear...


Feb 13, 2018

Innovation Process Facilitator, Dina Pancoast, joins Adam Hansen on the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast as they discuss Confabulation. Confabulation impedes on innovation in many ways, as it is the mind’s way of filling in our blind spots. In other words, we create reasoning where there otherwise might not be, but...


Jan 11, 2018

Ideas To Go Principal and Innovation Process Facilitator Christine Haskins joins colleague Adam Hansen on the Outsmart Your Instincts Podcast. Listen in as they discuss the Status Quo Bias and how it gets in the way of innovative thinking. This Bias shows up in many places during innovation, but the most apparent area...


Nov 20, 2017

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!

Curse of Knowledge definition: we assume people know more about a...


Nov 6, 2017

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...