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Think in a foreign language for better work decisions


Forget about business school. If you want to improve your business acumen, the best route may be to study a foreign language.

University of Chicago researchers have found that people make more rational decisions when they think things through in a foreign language, according to a study published in Psychological Science.

Normally people are loathe to risk what they have for the opportunity to make more.  And because of that they will pass up attractive business opportunities, says the study’s lead author, Boaz Keysar, a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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