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These are examples of what the author calls cognitive biases, simple errors all of us make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices: Whether in dealing with personal problems or business negotiations, trying to save money or earn profits, or merely working out what we really want in life - and strategizing the best way to get it.
Already an international bestseller, The Art of Thinking Clearly distills cutting-edge research from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience into a clever, practical guide for anyone who's ever wanted to be wiser and make better decisions. A novelist, thinker, and entrepreneur, Rolf Dobelli deftly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, new ideas, shiny gadgets, or more frantic hyperactivity - all we need is less irrationality.
Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable audiobook will change the way you think and transform your decision making - at work, at home, every day. From why you shouldn't accept a free drink to why you should walk out of a movie you don't like, from why it's so hard to predict the future to why you shouldn't watch the news, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning.
©2013 Rolf Dobelli (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
You may not agree with all the discussion areas, but the author provides excellent food for thought....so good I am going back for seconds (and about to listen again).
Lists common fallacies in our thought patterns we fall victim to daily and gives advice how to avoid them. It is a great book for leadership engaged in strategy as well as negotiations.
Good narration and reasonably good content enjoyed listening and absorbing some key takeaways
Good book can be used repeatedly to reinforce concepts
Doctor Lane 2 B
I loved the short, but really dense lessons.
There were a lot of really great tips, one of the most memorable was the "Contamination bias."
There was no underlying theory or story. It really just felt like a list of various logical fallacies and how to avoid them. Yawn...
The book lists all kinds of fallacies in every day thinking. It is an excellent book. The only reason I would recommend it in paperback is that it may be easier to refer back to certain sections afterwards.
Having read most of the books that the author cites or having come across the studies mentioned in other works, the author does an admirable job of bringing many heuristics together in one book. I imagine there are those who will criticize the brevity with which some heuristics are explained, but I think the author gives the reader an opportunity to research further those heuristics that they find interesting. I find this book to be a great heuristic resource to recommend to those who don't read often.
To use as a manual to come back all the time.
To found out that we use these biases everyday is very eye opening!
A collection of interesting cognitive errors we all make and wish to avoid, this book gives you clues about which are, how they work and whether or not you can do something about
great book on the psychology of the human brain.. I think we all have this feeling that we make free choices but just as fast as a dog runs to eat its own vommit we make daily decisions that are innately built into us based on the social cues outlined in this book. great job.
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