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Simple Is the New Smart by Rob Fazio

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Ignoring Your IntuitionJudge a Book by its Cover

We judge ourselves on intent and others on impact. One example I can give you is thinking about one of your recent driving experiences. I grew up in Northern New Jersey, a place full of fast drivers who need to get everywhere five minutes ago for no particular reason. If you are driving somewhere and a person cuts you off, what do you think about that person? That’s right, it often involves a certain nonverbal symbol common in New Jersey. What about when you are in a rush to get to an important meeting and you realize you need to get to the exit and there is someone to your right? Then you speed up a bit and move over so you can catch your exit. What do you think about yourself? What do you ...

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