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The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide

Narrated by: Jonathan Wang
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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How do you know whether something is true? How do you convince others to believe the facts? Research shows that the human mind is prone to making thinking errors - predictable mistakes that cause us to believe comfortable lies over inconvenient truths. These errors leave us vulnerable to making decisions based on false beliefs, leading to disastrous consequences for our personal lives, relationships, careers, civic and political engagement, and for our society as a whole. 

Fortunately, cognitive and behavioral scientists have uncovered many useful strategies for overcoming our mental flaws. This book presents a variety of research-based tools for ensuring that our beliefs are aligned with reality. With examples from daily life and an engaging style, the book will provide you with the skills to avoid thinking errors and help others to do so, preventing disasters and facilitating success for yourself, those you care about, and our society.

©2017 Gleb Tsipursky (P)2018 Gleb Tsipursky

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Group of short essays

This book is a group of short essays written by different authors. I really liked the content, and it’s short chapters that are easy to separate each subject of truth seeking from the other. It will be easy enough to replay any if the chapters out of sequence without needed to hear another part of the book.
I was disappointed in the audio quality. I had a hard time distinguishing the words the readers voice, it might be how I hear things, or it might be the overall bass tone of his voice. I suggest sampling the audio beforehand, which I didn’t. I was able however to finish because of my love for the content

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  • Mark
  • DALLAS, TX, United States
  • 01-07-19

Nothing new

Two problems. 1. Nothing new. The book is filled with the same tips about business and success that have been written since Dale Carnegie. New titles but same old trite stuff. 2. The premise that the student of the book should seek truth then make better decisions, yet the book does not provide any measure for determining what is true or how to filter out the truth from the perceptions of the others. Book gives good examples of how companies used the truth, but not how they got to the truth. No reason to add this to your library if you've read anything on good decision making that has been published since 1921. You'd be better spending your money on a subscription to Forbes, Businessweek, or Fast Company.