Master Critical Thinking Skills For Better Decision Making & Problem Solving

person icon Saptarshi Bhattacharyya

Master Critical Thinking Skills For Better Decision Making & Problem Solving

Make Better Decisions Using Cognitive Science

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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person icon Saptarshi Bhattacharyya

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Course Description

The course provides a decision making toolbox with 50 tools, concepts and methods to make more robust business and personal decisions. Among the tools, 40 tools are to detect & overcome cognitive biases, 6 tools to minimize decision variances, and 4 tools to improve productivity and decision making process. The course also provides a 10 step guideline for better business forecasting.

The course is distilled from wisdom and recommendations of over 100 leading global psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers, statisticians, anthropologists, linguists, writers, and business & investment icons, and shaped by the need of business practitioners. It incorporates both research and practice to help you develop and hone your decision making and problem-solving skills.

The course is divided into four sections.

1. Introduction: This section shows how our brain works and why we make decision mistakes. It provides a brief background of cognitive science and its utility. The section shows how all decision mistakes can be categorized into two broad types: systematic and unsystematic errors.

2. Brain Bugs (Cognitive Biases & Blind Spots): This is the main section, it provides you a comprehensive and practical understanding of the top 40 most common cognitive biases and blind-spots (based on research in psychology and neuroscience), and teaches you how to detect and overcome them for optimum business decision making and problem solving, especially in uncertain and ambiguous environment.

3. Decision Variance: This section shows you how unsystematic errors in judgements and decisions can cause immense troubles for businesses and societies in general. It provides you the main sources of these errors (based on decision science research) and shows you how to minimize these errors by using 6 robust variance reduction tools.

4. Productivity Enhancement Tools: This section teaches you how to use top 4 productivity enhancement tools recommended by cognitive scientists, to improve your decision-making process and therefore optimize your business decisions. This section has one Self-Assessment, a Checklist for robust business decision making ( ABCD Checklist),  and a guideline with 10 steps for better business forecasting 


What will you learn in this course:

  • Learn 50 cognitive tools to improve critical thinking and judgement skills
  • Make better business and personal decisions under uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Become more effective influencers by using research-based social-psychology methods
  • Be more productive and efficient across all business functions such as, sales & marketing, finance & investment, people & HR, supply chain management, M&A etc.
  • Learn how to solve business problems more optimally and efficiently
  • Get better at business and financial forecasting


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • The course does not have any specific prerequisite. Basic high school level knowledge of English language and logical reasoning and thinking is sufficient.
Master Critical Thinking Skills For Better Decision Making & Problem Solving


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

4 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction: Debugging Brain for Decision Making & Problem Solving 05:37 05:37
  • play icon Science of Decision Making & Course Structure 11:27 11:27
  • play icon Bugs in Our Thinking Software 12:23 12:23
  • play icon Decision Errors 16:24 16:24
Cognitive Biases & Blind-Spots
34 Lectures
Decision Variance
7 Lectures
Productivity & Decision Enhancement Tools
6 Lectures
Exercise, Acknowledgement & Sources
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

Saptarshi Bhattacharyya

Saptarshi Bhattacharyya

Make Better Decisions

Sapta is a global management consultant and cogitative science specialist from US and managing partner at decision science company Picture Queen. He has over 25 years’ experience in engineering, business management and management consulting. He worked with two Fortune 500 companies in US, Corning Inc. & Amphenol Corporation, in engineering & business management respectively. Afterwards he joined management consulting and worked with California based Frost & Sullivan, where he advised many large and medium-sized organizations in US, Middle East, India & South Africa, in areas of Business Decision Making and Problem Solving. Sapta set-up an Indian subsidiary of US Conglomerate Amphenol Corporation. Sapta holds a BS in Engineering from India, and an MS and MBA from US.

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