#42: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky – Why you should never trust your gut

health & fitness performance personal development podcast Apr 28, 2020

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 Ever heard the advice to trust your gut? One of my goals this year is actually to get better at trusting my gut. That might however be a really bad idea, at least according to Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. 

He is an expert in behavioral science and the biases we as humans make. This expertise made him write the book “Never Go with Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Avoid Terrible Advice, Cognitive Biases, and Poor Decisions).” It goes against a lot of common beliefs and advice about trusting your gut and going with what feels right.  

This interview goes into why it can be dangerous to follow your gut and how you can use the knowledge from behavioral science to make better decisions in your life. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky also provides a very concrete model on how to make a good decision. 


Show notes:

00:32 – Introduction to Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 

01:20 – Behavioral economics and how Tsipursky got into it 

05:53 – Why people shouldn’t follow their guts in modern times

09:04 – Common bad decisions connected with COVID-19

13:05 – How sunk costs and confirmation bias affect people’s decisions

17:42 – Biases and how to work around them  

27:30 – Tribalism and happiness

30:02 – Overestimating changes in regards to our emotions 

34:26 – Unrecognised biases which have an important impact on our lives

38:35 – Dr. Gleb Tsipursky’s model on how to make a good decision 

47:35 –  How to get in contact with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky


Connect with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Link to the online course on making the wisest decisions: 


Link to Dr. Gleb Tsipusky’s books

Never Go With Your Gut – https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/products/never-go-with-your-gut-how-pioneering-leaders-make-the-best-decisions-and-avoid-business-disasters/

The Blind Spots – https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/blindspots/

The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36647568-the-truth-seeker-s-handbook?utm_medium=api&utm_source=author_widget


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