Future Squared Episode #44: Correcting our 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking with Matthew E May

July 18, 2023

Future Squared Episode #44: Correcting our 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking with Matthew E May


Matthew E May is the author of Amazon bestseller Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking, as well as four previous, award-winning books: The Laws of Subtraction (2012), The Shibumi Strategy (2010), In Pursuit of Elegance (2009), and The Elegant Solution (2006).

A popular speaker, executive coach, and close advisor on strategy, innovation, and lean to companies such as ADP, Intuit, and Toyota, his articles have appeared in national publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journey, Harvard Business Review Fast Company, MIT/Sloan Management Review and USA Today.

In this episode we dive into the 7 fatal flaws of thinking that all of us are guilty of from time to time and some of us perhaps more often than we care to admit.

Correcting these 7 fatal flaws will serve to make us much better innovators, entrepreneurs, communicators and help us to ultimately succeed and acheive new heights in both our professional and personal lives.

Sneak peak into 3 of the 7 flaws:

  • Jumping to conclusions
  • Overthinking
  • Fixation

Topics discussed:

  • The 7 fatal flaws and how to correct them
  • Mindful decision making
  • Matthew’s successful New Yorker cartoon caption entry

Show Notes:


Get the book – www.amazon.com/Winning-Brain-Gam…ing/dp/1259642399

Matthew on Twitter – @MatthewEMay

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand – a children’s entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager’s Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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