The Art of Thinking Clearly

by Rolf Dobelli

On Sale: 05/06/2014

The Art of Thinking Clearly

by Rolf Dobelli

On Sale: 05/06/2014

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About the Book

The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.

Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? 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 decisions.

Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making—work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

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Critical Praise

“A fireworks show of insights into how our minds work. If you want to avoid tripping on cognitive errors, read this book.” - Iris Bohnet, Professor and Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory

“Dobelli examines our most common decision-making failings with engaging eloquence and describes how to counter them with instructive good sense.” - Robert Cialdini, author of Influence

“…a serious examination of the faulty reasoning that leads to repeated mistakes by individuals, businesses, and nations…In this fascinating book, Dobelli does not offer a recipe for happiness but a well-considered treatise on avoiding ‘self-induced unhappiness.’” - Booklist (starred review)

“…easy-going prose…what [Dobelli] does is pinpoint exactly the assumptions, bias and illusions that shape our thinking and decision-making processes in both business and personal relationships that can cost us dearly as individuals and as a society.” - Financial Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062219695
  • ISBN 10: 0062219693
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 05/06/2014
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
  • BISAC2 : PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • BISAC3 : PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology

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