Decision Distortion Learning Journey

Poor Ash’s Almanack > Learning Journeys

Six books – one month – you’ll be 3x better at avoiding decision-distorting pitfalls.

Your reading list is:

How Not To Be Wrong – HNW review + notes

Mistakes were Made – MwM review + notes

Misbehaving – M review + notes

How Doctors Think – HDT review + notes

The Halo Effect – Halo review + notes

Why We Sleep – sleep review + notes

Your mental models list:


contrast bias

luck vs. skill

probabilistic thinking



status quo bias

social proof


product vs. packaging

hyperbolic discounting

sleep / chronotypes


loss aversion

sunk costs

Go in any order you like.  Read the books – read the notes – and think about how these apply in your own life.