Your intuition is a liar. It’s safer to trust the numbers, but data-driven answers are often not what you would expect. They may point to different decisions than what your instincts are telling you. In Don’t Trust Your Gut, data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz demonstrates how data-driven decision making can improve every area of your life.
Make More Stuff
Data tells us that there is a link between the quantity of work created and what is considered “brilliance” in many professions. For example, artists who have the most masterpieces often created a staggering amount of work. This isn’t a coincidence! While it may be tempting to edit and be choosy, putting more stuff out there provides more opportunities to succeed. Similarly, experts who publish the most articles are more likely to win significant prizes.