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The Law of The Instrument: Stop Using The Same Strategy For Everything

It’s Time to Use a New Tool

Will Bowles
3 min readFeb 27, 2021

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The law of the instrument is a cognitive bias that says we have an over-reliance on a familiar tool or tools.

This law is also known as Maslow’s Hammer because it was Abraham Maslow, who once stated “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a…

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