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Why Did I Make that Dumb Decision?

October 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Why Did I Make that Dumb Decision? Understanding Common Fallacies of Decision Making and How to Avoid Them

Have you ever made a bad decision? Sometimes it is simply bad luck, but often we make poor choices based on how our brains are wired. In this webinar, participants will discover how the field of Behavioral Economics provides insights into how people actually make decisions. Understanding how our minds work is the first step to making better decisions.

In the webinar, participants will learn:

  • How ideas from Behavioral Economics shapes our decision making process
  • Five major decision making fallacies and how to avoid them
  • Why fear of failure may be the most detrimental fallacy of them all

Douglas Crane – Biography

Doug Crane is the Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He was appointed in 2014 and has led the system to numerous awards, including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award. He was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is also the author of the article, “May I Ask You a Question – Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” published in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Overcoming the Email Blues” in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, and “Efficient Librarianship: A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries.

He serves as chair of the Florida State Library Council and was President of the SEFLIN Board of Directors in 2017.


October 7, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


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