The curse and blessing of the optimism bias

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Within every project lurks the optimism bias.

Don’t believe me?

….when was the last time that a status was ‘green’ based on the assumption that ‘things will work themselves out’ or as the default , unthinking value

….when was the last time there was a deadline that seemed optimistic .  And indeed was.

…..who removed the contingency??

But don’t be miserable, just be mindful.

And get that contingency in somehow.

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