Scott Adams on Loserthink, Part 1

In his book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, Scott Adams analyzed and discussed ways to teach us how to eliminate our biases and to sharpen our ability to think critically.

These are some of my favorite quotes and takeaways from reading the book.

So, what is Loserthink?

“Loserthink is not about being dumb, and it is not about being underinformed. Loserthink is about unproductive ways of thinking.”

“If you have a work for something negative, it will be easier to avoid it than if you do not.”

“If we have been exposed to the thinking styles of only a few disciplines, we will have large gaps in our ability to productively think about the world.”

“If all we know is how many times someone hits a target, it is Loserthink to judge how accurate they are. We also need to know how many times they missed.”

“When lots of money and lots of complexity are in play, fraud is nearly guaranteed.”