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How People Make Decisions That Are Bad For Them

He looked shocked. I was having a conversation recently with a guy who was telling me about his nephew, a high school senior. “He should be an engineer,” the guy told me. “Engineers make great money. The job market for engineers is good. My nephew should definitely become an engineer. Don’t ya think?” “No,” I said. (That’s when he stared at me, stunned). “What?” he replied. “No,” I repeated. “I don’t know your nephew. What are his strengths?” “His strengths?” “Yes, his strengths. What are his strengths, his gifts, his…

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