Cognitive Distortions of Founders


Key points

Some cognitive distortions to be aware of as a founder
  • Personal exceptionalism - thinking you are great when you're not
  • Black & White thinking - just seeing extremes without any grey
  • Schumpeterianism - only seeing the good side of creative disruption
  • Correct overgeneralisation - Being able to extrapolate accurately
  • Blank canvas thinking - Seeing the world as virgin ground
Talks about the pro's and con's of all of the distortions