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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

A few things I’ve learned on my journey from crafting code to curating culture. In this presentation, I share some of my personal learnings about cognitive bias and how it shifts our perspectives in a work environment. If you want to be better at your job, start by being a better person.

Ben Callahan

April 14, 2016
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  1. LESSONS LEARNED
    FROM CRAFTING CODE TO CURATING CULTURE
    @bencallahan | @hearsparkbox | bit.ly/converge2016

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  2. Want to get better at your job?
    Start by being a better person.

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  3. CLUSTERING
    ILLUSION

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  4. QUICK SUMMARY
    1. Humans are pattern
    matching machines
    2. We’re so good that we
    often over-match

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  5. 2, 4, 6
    10, 12, 14

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  6. 2, 4, 6
    10, 12, 14
    1, 3, 9

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  7. CONFIRMATION
    BIAS

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  8. How does confirmation
    bias impact me?

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  9. FALSE CONSENSUS
    EFFECT

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  10. How does false consensus
    effect impact me?

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  11. QUICK SUMMARY
    1. Confirmation Bias

    (don’t just confirm your theory, break it)
    2. False Consensus Effect

    (recognize you don’t represent the majority)

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  12. What the heck is this talk
    about, anyway?

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  13. @StartYourShift

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  14. We are both completely
    amazing and very messed up

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  15. We are both completely
    amazing and very messed up

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  16. Implicit bias test
    http://bit.ly/test-bias

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  17. Be respectful

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  18. THANK YOU
    @bencallahan

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