In this episode, I again “go solo” to talk about some of the “default strategies” our brain likes to use and why these strategies get us into trouble in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world.  I cover the following topics:

  • Our brain as a “giant survival organ”
  • Our brain is constantly trying to reduce chaos and unpredictability
  • It tries so conserve calories!
  • It wants to validate its stories/models of the world
  • It is addicted to seeking small pleasures

I also show how these “habits of mind” are misaligned with what is needed from the VUCA world.