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What to Do When You Can’t Predict the Future

You may have wondered why so many things seem to be harder and take longer to accomplish than you would like—and why both those things seem to be increasing.

We don’t have the answer in every case, but here is an explanation that probably covers the majority of situations: the way we have been taught to solve problems was designed for a different world. To deal with uncertainty today, we need a different approach.

YOU’RE SMART, creative, and terrific at approaching challenges. So why does it seem that the number of things you can’t figure out is increasing? The problem may not be you. It could be the way you were taught to think. From kindergarten on, we’ve all learned prediction reasoning—a way ...

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