Every day we engage in psychological battle to persuade others or be persuaded by them. The history of persuasion dates back to the Ancient Greeks, who valued rhetoric as an essential skill. Times have changed and rhetoric has lost its place as a fundamental skill of reasoning and logic. This leaves us open and unarmed against skilled persuaders. Persuasion is more than just tactics and methods of social compliance.
In The Little Book of Stupidity, Sia Mohajer draws on extensive research and makes surprising connections among 10 of life's most pervasive cognitive biases. It is a story about how stupid we can all be and also how we can become more compassionate as a result.