The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions

Author: Rolf Dobelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444759558

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE TIMES BESTSELLER GUARDIAN BESTSELLER AMAZON TOP TEN BESTSELLER THE SECRETS OF PERFECT DECISION-MAKING Have you ever... Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Overpaid in an Ebay auction? Continued doing something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices - whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation; trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life, and how best to get it. Already an international bestseller, THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. It reveals, in 100 short chapters, the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making - at work, at home, every day.
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The Art of Thinking Clearly

Author: Rolf Dobelli

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062359800

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Have you ever . . . Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Paid too much in an eBay auction? Continued to do something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of what the author calls cognitive biases, simple errors all of us make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices: whether in dealing with personal problems or business negotiations, trying to save money or earn profits, or merely working out what we really want in life—and strategizing the best way to get it. Already an international bestseller, The Art of Thinking Clearly distills cutting-edge research from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience into a clever, practical guide for anyone who's ever wanted to be wiser and make better decisions. A novelist, thinker, and entrepreneur, Rolf Dobelli deftly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, new ideas, shiny gadgets, or more frantic hyperactivity—all we need is less irrationality. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision making—at work, at home, every day. From why you shouldn't accept a free drink to why you should walk out of a movie you don't like, from why it's so hard to predict the future to why you shouldn't watch the news, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning.
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ABC of Clinical Reasoning

Author: Nicola Cooper,John Frain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119059100

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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Being a good clinician is not just about knowledge – how doctors and other healthcare professionals think, reason and make decisions is arguably their most critical skill. While medical schools and postgraduate training programmes teach and assess the knowledge and skills required to practice as a doctor, few offer comprehensive training in clinical reasoning or decision making. This is important because studies suggest that diagnostic error is common and results in significant harm to patients – and errors in reasoning account for the majority of diagnostic errors. The ABC of Clinical Reasoning covers core elements of the thinking and decision making associated with clinical practice – from what clinical reasoning is, what it involves and how to teach it. Informed by the latest advances in cognitive psychology, education and studies of expertise, the ABC covers: Evidence-based history and examination Use and interpretation of diagnostic tests How doctors think – models of clinical reasoning Cognitive and affective biases Metacognition and cognitive de-biasing strategies Patient-centred evidence based medicine Teaching clinical reasoning From an international team of authors, the ABC of Clinical Reasoning is essential reading for all students, medical professionals and other clinicians involved in diagnosis, in order to improve their decision-making skills and provide better patient care.
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What if everything you knew about education was wrong?

Author: David Didau

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909801

Category: Education

Page: 462

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If you feel a bit cross at the presumption of some oik daring to suggest everything you know about education might be wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt. What if everything you knew about education was wrong? is just a title. Of course, you probably think a great many things that aren't wrong. The aim of the book is to help you 'murder your darlings'. David Didau will question your most deeply held assumptions about teaching and learning, expose them to the fiery eye of reason and see if they can still walk in a straight line after the experience. It seems reasonable to suggest that only if a theory or approach can withstand the fiercest scrutiny should it be encouraged in classrooms. David makes no apologies for this; why wouldn't you be sceptical of what you're told and what you think you know? As educated professionals, we ought to strive to assemble a more accurate, informed or at least considered understanding of the world around us. Here, David shares with you some tools to help you question your assumptions and assist you in picking through what you believe. He will stew findings from the shiny white laboratories of cognitive psychology, stir in a generous dash of classroom research and serve up a side order of experience and observation. Whether you spit it out or lap it up matters not. If you come out the other end having vigorously and violently disagreed with him, you'll at least have had to think hard about what you believe. The book draws on research from the field of cognitive science to expertly analyse some of the unexamined meta-beliefs in education. In Part 1; 'Why we're wrong', David dismantles what we think we know; examining cognitive traps and biases, assumptions, gut feelings and the problem of evidence. Part 2 delves deeper - 'Through the threshold' - looking at progress, liminality and threshold concepts, the science of learning, and the difference between novices and experts. In Part 3, David asks us the question 'What could we do differently?' and offers some considered insights into spacing and interleaving, the testing effect, the generation effect, reducing feedback and why difficult is desirable. While Part 4 challenges us to consider 'What else might we be getting wrong?'; cogitating formative assessment, lesson observation, grit and growth, differentiation, praise, motivation and creativity.
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Practical Intelligence

The Art and Science of Common Sense

Author: Karl Albrecht

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787995657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Karl Albrecht’s bestselling book Social Intelligence showed us how dealing with people and social situations can determine success both at work and in life. Now, in this groundbreaking book Practical Intelligence, Albrecht takes the next step and explains how practical intelligence (PI) qualifies as one of the key life skills and offers a conceptual structure for defining and describing common sense. Throughout Practical Intelligence, Albrecht explains that people with practical intelligence can employ language skills, make better decisions, think in terms of options and possibilities, embrace ambiguity and complexity, articulate problems clearly and work through to solutions, have original ideas, and influence the ideas of others. Albrecht shows that everyone’s PI skills can be improved with proper education and training and challenges all of us—from parents and teachers to executives and managers—to upgrade our own skills and help others develop their own PI abilities.
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The Autonomous System

A Foundational Synthesis of the Sciences of the Mind

Author: Szabolcs Michael de Gyurky,Mark A. Tarbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118757408

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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The Fundamental Science in "Computer Science" Is the Science of Thought For the first time, the collective genius of the great 18th-century German cognitive philosopher-scientists Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Arthur Schopenhauer have been integrated into modern 21st-century computer science. In contrast to the languishing mainstream of Artificial Intelligence, this book takes the human thought system as its model, resulting in an entirely different approach. This book presents the architecture of a thoroughly and broadly educated human mind as translated into modern software engineering design terms. The result is The Autonomous System, based on dynamic logic and the architecture of the human mind. With its human-like intelligence, it is capable of rational thought, reasoning, and an understanding of itself and its tasks. "A system of thoughts must always have an architectural structure." —Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Presentation
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Intelligent Thinking

Overcome Thinking Errors, Learn Advanced Techniques to Think Intelligently, Make Smarter Choices, and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Author: Som Bathla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781093452846

Category:

Page: 186

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Get Rid of Thinking Errors, Think Intelligently, Develop Mind to Understand Situations Holistically, Make Better Decisions and Start Getting Things Done Faster! Do you find yourself trapped in older pre-conditioned thinking patterns and miss out on new opportunities? Do you wonder why despite good intentions you often struggle to solve problems? Do you often delay in decision-making? How would your life change if you can independently observe and learn the art of thinking clearly? What if you could learn the most effective techniques followed by great thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein, and business legends like Elon Musk, Warren Buffett. Imagine having access to a fully loaded toolbox with sharpest thinking tool you could use to analyze every situation holistically? Imagine your confidence boosting up if you not only are aware non-serving thinking patterns but also master the effective thinking techniques followed by the high performers and getting things done faster. Som Bathla, an avid reader, researcher and an Amazon best-selling author of multiple books reveals the answers to above and much more in his book INTELLIGENT THINKING. INTELLIGENT THINKING is written as a succinct guide revealing most effective thinking strategies (though some might sound counter-intuitive) to address all your curiosity on how to think intelligently. Here is what you will learn in INTELLIGENT THINKING How human brain operates and how precisely thinking process works within our mind? How Elon Musk transformed himself from an internet multimillionaire to a space rocket industry leader with this first principle thinking. How your thinking abilities are not dependent on your IQ and what matters most as per Warren Buffett. Different types of thinking people follow (check where do you find yourself) Most common cognitive biases that trip you up for making irrational, illogical decisions and triggered by your emotions. Understand the power of neuroplasticity that allows you to change the way you think. Beware of your thinking patterns marketers misuse to sell you more of what you never wanted. How thinking about failing in a particular way can help you better prepared for success - know the technique of inversion thinking. First order thinking vs. second order thinking - how thinkers do a deep work in thinking. How integrative thinking can create a whole blue ocean of possibilities. Learn how this type of thinking invented 'shopping cart' and how rolling suitcases got invented out of a particular type of thinking. Understand how to think like Leonardo da Vinci by knowing about seven approaches he used to improve his intelligence. And much much more.... Albert Einstein once rightly said: "The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking." INTELLIGENT THINKING is for anyone and everyone who is convinced about the limitless potential of human mind and is sincerely looking for the ways to become an intelligent thinker. Are you ready? Take Your First Step Toward Intelligent Thinking, Unleash Your Mind's Full Potential, and Become Your Own Best Version!
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