Basic post-mortem

When something goes wrong do you brush it under the carpet and move on? Well, don’t. The best thinkers conduct “unflinching” post-mortems on mistakes, according to Philip Tetlock in his study of what makes experts tick. At Pixar, they suggest doing a post-mortem on your successes too – after all, they might have just been down to luck.

You need: 30-60 minutes, pen and paper.

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Credit: Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner; Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull