Thinking Clearly in Times of Confusion

Why do Smart People Make Foolish Decisions?

Rationality SIN Aug 2017

Friday 11 August 2017

3 pm to 5 pm

Level 2, One Fullerton, Raffles Place (Regus Serviced Office)



Critical Thinking is an essential skill for success in the workplace. After all, our industry has become much more knowledge-based and people are expected to exercise their thinking abilities to resolve issues and capitalize on opportunities. Indeed, a recent study done by researchers at California State University has suggested that Critical Thinking Skills are more important that IQ for making good decisions in life.

However, the Problem Solving & Decision Making training that we have equipped people with in past has not caught up with the challenges of the new business environment.  With the publication of books such as Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely and more recently The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli, the realization is that simply following a systematic rational thinking process does not always lead to rational decisions. In fact, smart people are often known to make foolish decisions.

The aim of this presentation is to provide a foundation for Critical Thinking, i.e. what constitutes Critical Thinking.  We will talk about the Critical Thinking skills that needed in the new business environment and the common pitfalls that cause us to make irrational decisions – even when we are following a rational decision making process.

Presented by our Managing Consultant Lim Poh Guan, we promise this to be an interactive session.



This is a complimentary event for internal HR/OD/L&D practitioners.  Managers who are keen to learn more about thinking clearly are also welcome.  If you and/or your colleagues would like to attend, please drop us an email at indicating your Name(s), Job Title, Organisation, Email and Contact Telephone Number.

Closing date for registration is Friday 4 August 2017.

We regret that we will not be able to accommodate those who may be in a similar field of business as ours (e.g. business consultants in the field of leadership development and talent management) at our event.