Doodle Card #111 – Use Your Biases Wisely

Use your biases wisely.


Use your biases wisely.


After I spent 7 years in the U.S., I finally noticed what ethnicism really is.

My ex-boss preferred talking only with Japanese, although the company’s operation was already multinational. “It’s your job to talk to American employees”, he said.

After I came back to Japan, I visited my hometown. Then I realized that people don’t like foreigners with no reason. Most of them say “I don’t understand them”, although they don’t even try to interact with foreign people.

We are all biased in a sense. It’s impossible for us to be completely free from biased thoughts. But it makes a huge difference in our life and business if we are aware of our own biases and take advantage of them as an opportunity.


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