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Worried over cognitive biases leading to business disasters?

Seek to address major threats and seize key opportunities?

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky and his team at Disaster Avoidance Experts empower leaders to avoid business disasters and make the most profitable decisions by using cutting-edge, research-based strategies. To learn more, contact us!


book cover for Never Go With Your GutThe first book to focus on how dangerous judgment errors called cognitive biases lead to business and career disasters, Never Go With Your Gut combines practical business case studies with cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics to show you how to overcome these dangerous judgment errors through counterintuitive strategies followed by the most successful leaders and organizations.

book cover for Blindspots Between UsThe Blindspots Between Us reveals how dangerous judgment errors called cognitive biases devastate our professional and personal relationships. This book brings together real-life stories with the latest research in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics  to help you forge stronger, healthier, and more meaningful relationships in your professional and personal life.

Cover image of The Truth Seeker's HandbookThe human mind is prone to dangerous judgment errors called cognitive biases that cause us to believe comfortable lies over inconvenient truths, leaving us vulnerable to making decisions based on false beliefs with disastrous consequences for ourselves and those around us. The Truth-Seeker's Handbook presents research-based tools to help you address these errors for yourself and others.

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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally-renowned thought leader in future-proofing and addressing cognitive biases. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, which specializes in helping forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities.


A best-selling author, he wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), and Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Changemakers Books, 2020).


He has over 550 articles and 450 interviews in USA Today, Inc. Magazine, CBS News, Time, Business Insider, Government Executive, Fortune, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fast Company, and elsewhere.


His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, and speaking and training on change management, decision making, and risk management strategy. It also comes from over 15 years in academia as a behavioral scientist, including 7 as a professor at Ohio State University.


Contact him at Gleb[at]DisasterAvoidanceExperts[dot]com, LinkedIn, Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipursky, Medium @dr_gleb_tsipursky, and register for his free Wise Decision Maker Course.

Video and written client testimonials about our speaking, training, and coaching services attest to our top-notch results.

“I really like your coaching style. You ask meaningful questions without "leading the witness." It's a great fit for executives."

Cheryl Smith, Global Director of Talent Management, Organizational Capabilities, and Diversity at Xerox

“We were dealing with a serious conflict between two team members about perceptions of broken trust and potential disclosure of confidential information... We are grateful for Gleb's insights into the emotional perspectives of the two team members, which made us better suited to deal with this situation, and retain a valuable employee."

Cindy C. Winters, Principal at Eagle Commercial Realty Services

"If you are a company that is seeking a speaker to address cognitive biases that result in problematic behaviors impacting a company's bottom line, contact Gleb."

Babiya Polk, Aflac Agent Team Leader

From dramatic growth in customer and employee satisfaction and retention to striking improvements in greatly reducing cost overruns and project failures, clients have protected their bottom line and gained many millions of dollars by working with Disaster Avoidance Experts.

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Don’t delay, business disasters wait for no one! Take advantage of our expertise and experience today.

Passionate about helping organizations and leaders avoid disaster, we also aim to advance global flourishing. To that end, our staff volunteers their expertise and time and Disaster Avoidance Experts donates all of its profits to popularizing wise decision-making for a broad audience.

optimistic and pessimistic

The Secret of Getting Optimistic and Pessimistic Employees to Collaborate Effectively (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 2, 2021 |

Maximize the value that pessimists and optimists bring to your enterprise by helping them work together well. Optimists should generate half-baked ideas and give them to the pessimists, who would select the most viable notions and finish baking them into full-fledged plans. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the secret of getting optimistic and pessimistic employees to collaborate effectively.

Mental Health Challenges

The Dangers of Mental Health Challenges for Startup Founders (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 23, 2021 |

Startup founders can defeat mental health challenges and avoid burnout by paying attention to their mental health, seeking help, and standing up to pressure from major investors and Board members. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the dangers of mental health challenges for startup founders.

New COVID Strains

Should You Be Worried About the New COVID Strains? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 16, 2021 |

We greatly underestimate the dangers of the new COVID strains due to cognitive biases such as normalcy bias, hyperbolic discounting, and planning fallacy. We need to change our plans drastically to adapt to the new reality. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show.

Protect yourself from decision disasters and maximize success in business and other life areas by taking our free Wise Decision Maker Course, which includes 8 weekly video-based modules.

When you sign up, you'll immediately receive a free copy of our Assessment on Dangerous Judgment Errors in the Workplace to help everyone on your team avoid the unconscious cognitive biases that lead to workplace disasters.