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