a sucker for a good story


“gut is a sucker for a good story”

Risk by Dan Gardner

“ …Kahneman and Tversky later wrote, the Rule of Typical Things ‘generally favors outcomes that make good stories or good hypothesis”

When the evidence appears to support your assumptions or forms a good shadow story, your gut jumps at the answer and latches on. Matching the short hand structure of a story helps resolve complexity very quickly.


1 Comment »

  1. mindofamaniac said

    I see you’ve read Risk too. Excellent book.
    I posted a related piece http://mindofamaniac.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/irrationality-equals-death/
    Let me know what you think of it, or not!
    And hey, love the monkey picture, very apt!

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