The 7 Deadly Sins of Reading the News

Posted by Jordan, 11 May

“Everybody is one extreme experience away from changing their mind on almost anything.” - Alex Kouts

We live in a time when information on virtually any topic imaginable is instantly available to anyone who cares to look thanks to the advent of the Internet. On the obverse side of that coin: we live in a time when misinformation is equally available and spread without concern about provenance — only that it supports an established viewpoint.

In this episode, Alex Kouts gives us a rundown of the seven deadly sins of reading the news that we’ve probably all committed at some time or another.

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The Cheat Sheet:

  • Understand the most common logical fallacies and cognitive biases — the seven deadly sins — that betray our ability to understand the news.
  • Learn how to read the news — not just how to select it, but how to scrutinize it.
  • Discover what triggers people and who really benefits from the resultant emotions generated.
  • Recognize how an ever-dizzying amount of information makes that information nearly impossible to rationally process.
  • Find out how laziness in consuming information makes us willfully ignorant to the point of self-victimization.
  • And so much more…

Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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