Data-Driven Life Decisions with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz


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Is it always the best decision to trust your gut?

When it’s time to make a simple decision, (where to eat, what car to buy, where to go on vacation) we rely on resources and data at our disposal. We check reviews, compare ratings, and ultimately decide based on available data. So why does it often feel like we're winging it when it comes to bigger life decisions? Am I happy? Am I working on the right things? Is my career on the right path?

What would our lives look like if we took a data driven approach to some of life's bigger questions?

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is an author, data scientist, and speaker who studies what we can learn about people from new, internet data sources.

In this episode, Seth discusses why you don’t need to wing it as much as you think you have to.

Seth’s call to action is to observe the data that is readily available to you. Use them as guide posts. If we consider the collective experience of others in our own decision making, we start to understand ourselves on a deeper level; and that is a powerful place to make decisions from.

Seth's Book, "Don't Trust Your Gut" is available now.


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