The Intelligence Trap

Revolutionise your Thinking and Make Wiser Decisions
Narrated by: Simon Slater
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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What blinkered Einstein and Edison? Why did Steve Jobs and NASA make lethal errors of judgement? How might environmental disaster and social inequality be averted?   

It is time for us to learn a new way of thinking.   

The 21st century presents complex problems that require a wiser way of reasoning, one that recognises our current limitations, tolerates ambiguity and uncertainty, balances multiple perspectives, and bridges diverse areas of expertise.    

Whatever our age and experience, whether a NASA scientist or a school student, we will benefit from wielding our minds with insight, precision, social sensitivity and humility.    

In an exhilarating journey through current research, drawing on insight from Socrates to Benjamin Franklin and some of the world’s most successful industries, award-winning science journalist David Robson shows how to build a cognitive toolkit to help us all maximise our full potential.   

©2019 David Robson (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"A startling, provocative and potently useful book." (Sunday Times)  

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-19

The Bible of the new age

Well communicated, and consistently objective. This book will tear you apart and build you back up with shiny new parts and some good scaffolding.

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  • Montberte
  • 04-21-19

Good easy to read book

In particular the education and teamwork section at the end of this book is worth its purchase. The remainder of the book is interesting but less informative.

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  • Demetri
  • 02-15-20

Groundbreaking insights

Wonderful book that introduces the concept of evidence based wisdom. Covers personal life, education and organizational life. Filled with practical insights on how one can make better decisions, reduce the impact of our hard wired cognitive blind spots and generally live wiser lives

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  • sadhia khan
  • 10-05-19

Interesting points, quite academic

I think within a number of good ideas are raised. However, it can get a little bit tedious. A summary would be great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-14-19

Excellent

A bit slow to start with, then excellent. Thought provoking when it comes to managing risk, and simple mistakes that caused tremendous losses.

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  • Kellie Davis
  • 12-05-19

Rubbish

Bad science, unquantifiable data
Just rubbish
Elitist and unhinged
The author needs therapy to deal with his obvious inferiority complex