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The intelligence trap : why smart people make stupid mistakes - and how to make wiser decisions / David Robson.

By: Robson, David [author.].
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2019Description: viii, 337 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781473669833.Other title: The intelligence trap : why smart people do stupid things and how to make wiser decisions [Cover title].Subject(s): Intellect | Mind and bodyDDC classification: 153.9 Summary: "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 twenty-first century presents complex problems that require a wiser way of reasoning, one that recognizes 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 maximize our full potential." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions March. 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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 twenty-first century presents complex problems that require a wiser way of reasoning, one that recognizes 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 maximize our full potential." - Book cover

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