I really enjoyed the insights into our behavior and how we trick ourselves into
thinking we are smarter than we really are. We are controlled by false memory,
ego, visual clues and pure manipulation. I hope this helps me become more aware
of how I make decisions and how to improve self talk.
Certainly worth the investment in time..
The texas sharp shooter story is really about creating our own history or memory and so much of it is simply not accurate.
Fun and down to earth
A x-ray into your behavior
I enjoyed this book tremendously. My only critique is that some chapters were what seemed to be just sentences long, while others were hours. Each chapter seemed to be written mostly independent of the others, which led to some awkward repetition at times.
Still, I highly recommend it.
I heard a lot of this stories before - especially on how our brain and senses deceive us, but it is a good first book for the not-yet-self-initiated.
It is a personal paradigm shifter if you contemplate enough in the consequences of its content especially in your daily experiences, judgments and fights :)
I feel like more than half the ideas and anecdotes in this book were already described and better established in "thinking fast and slow" by Daniel Kahnman, whose work is frequently quoted in this book.
I was also embarrassed by the somewhat pretentious tone of the writer. Dear author, you are also not so smart. We are all stupid humans. No need to be so condescending in order to make a point about it.
I caught myself laughing at both old and new foibles and studies of the human animal in this enjoyably funny and serious book. Could it be called 'The Art of Self-delusion'?
A brief and incomplete synopsis of study after study with little application or behavioral change advice.
The narrator reads in the most condescending tone the author may have hoped for, but it seems almost humorous whe paired with the truncated, incomplete and often disconnected list of findings the author presents.