The Truth About Using Facts AND Intuition in Decision Making

Robert E. Gunther

Listen For the Dog That Doesn’t Bark

I recently had the opportunity to kayak down the Grand Canyon. There are plenty of real problems to worry about in that area. There are scorpions and 14 different kinds of rattlesnakes in the underbrush; a bite from any one of which might lead to a long and expensive helicopter ride out to a hospital. There are cliffs and rocks with the potential for broken limbs. And that’s in addition to some of the biggest water in the West, which offers at least a small threat of drowning. In other words, my Grand Canyon kayaking trip offered plenty of ways to be injured or killed.

What actually almost killed me had nothing to do with the risks ...

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