In this episode, we speak with the fantastic research duo Gabrielle Adams and Leidy Klotz about their work on the science of less: subtraction.
Their research on the science of problem-solving has identified this fascinating bias against subtraction. In other words, when we solve problems, we tend to favor adding things over subtracting things, even when subtraction offers a better solution. We have a massive subtraction blindspot.
We had a great discussion, exploring all aspects of subtraction, from their research to tips for how teams and individuals can overcome it and why “jeggings” are severely underrated. Enjoy!
- Their Nature research paper
- Leidy’s book – Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less
- Gabe’s website
- Leidy’s website
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