Published on:

6th Oct 2021

Thinking in Algorithms By Albert Rutherford

Enjoying this podcast? Keep us sponsor-free and support the podcast with Joe! Visit bit.ly/Coffee4Russell or BuyMeACoffee.com


Think creatively like a human. Analyze and solve problems efficiently like a computer.

Our everyday lives are filled with inefficient and ineffective decisions and solutions. Being overwhelmed by the magnitude of our problems makes it hard to think clearly. We procrastinate and overthink. Our thoughts are tainted with biases. If only there was a way to simplify our decision-making and problem-solving process and get satisfying, consistent results!

The good news is, there is!

Apply computer algorithms to your everyday problems.

Learn what algorithms are and use them for better decision-making, problem-solving, and staying on track with your plans. Become more productive, organized, finish what you start, and make better decisions.

If you feel that you’re not living up to your potential, struggle with being consistent about your habits, and would like to make quicker and better decisions, this book is for you!

Get things started immediately and finish them within your deadline.

Thinking in Algorithms presents research and scientific studies on behavioral economics, cognitive science, and neuropsychology about what constitutes a great decision, what are and how to manage its roadblocks. This is an interdisciplinary work that will help you learn how to apply computer algorithm-based solutions to your life challenges.

Know when to stop. Be efficient with your time and energy.

Albert Rutherford is an internationally bestselling author whose writing derives from various sources, such as research, coaching, academic and real-life experience.

Machine learning principles for the laymen.

- Learn to build your own problem-solving algorithms using a unique formula.

- The science of optimal stopping.

- How to overcome procrastination and overthinking using algorithms.

- Design a schedule to meet your deadlines and maximize efficiency.

Help your emotional, biased brain to make more rational and predictable decisions and follow through plans using algorithm-based problem-solving today!


AlbertRutherford #Algorithms #ariely #BetterProblemSolving #DanAriely #DecisionMaking #DukeUniversity #HumanCreativity #Morgan #PredictablyIrrational #Rutherford #StrategicThinkingSkillsBook #RussellNewton #NewtonMG #ThinkinginAlgorithms #RussellNewton #NewtonMG


Humans are strange creatures. We often do things that don’t make sense, sometimes even to ourselves. What makes us more willing to purchase a product for $4.99 than for $5.00? Why do we get items for 50% off that we would never buy at full price? And what makes us so eager to use products celebrities use when we have nothing in common?

Many of our decisions in life are seemingly random or based on whims. But even our most illogical actions are formulaic. As Dan Ariely says in his book Predictably Irrational, “these irrational behaviors of ours are neither random nor senseless. They are systematic, and since we repeat them again and again, predictable” (p. xx).

r economic decisions (Morgan,:

The Truth About Our Gut feeling

We often talk about our “gut feeling” as this visceral, spur-of-the-moment urge to go in a certain direction or make a particular choice—an impulse towards doing what we feel is right. Similarly, we might tell someone to “listen to their heart” as a way of following their passions and desires, using their emotions to do what’s best. Yet, we also tell people just as often to “use their head.”

We think of using logic and using emotion to make decisions as separate ideas when they go hand-in-hand. As behavioral economics and psychology have discovered, it’s next to impossible to decide without using our feelings and biases. Our heads often defer to our hearts to help make quick choices.

Modern research and technology have looked into the brain and found it comprises a messy network of overlapping emotional and rational sections. Whether we like it or not, our rationality has been tainted by our feelings where the two are impossible to extricate. When comparing properties, making pros and cons lists may be the logical way of looking at things, but a feeling of home will usurp them every time. We may crunch the numbers to see if we can afford those new shoes we’ve been eyeing, but if we believe they’ll bring us enough happiness, our minds will be made up no matter what our calculations say.

Even when we think we’re making a logical choice, emotional impulses will seize control of situations and steer us in illogical directions. Our “gut” often hot-wires our decisions and takes them on a joyride to buy things for a rush of dopamine despite our empty wallets or to go on a date with an attractive person we know isn’t good for us.

Show artwork for Voice over Work - An Audiobook Sampler

About the Podcast

Voice over Work - An Audiobook Sampler
You know that guy that reads all the time, and always has a book recommendation for you?

Well, I read and/or produce hundreds of audiobooks a year, and when I read one that has good material, I feature it here. This is my Recommended Listening list. These choices are not influenced by authors or sponsors, just books worthy of your consideration.

About your host

Profile picture for Russell Newton

Russell Newton