The Art of Thinking Clearly

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.

The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly

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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The Art of Thinking Clearly
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Rolf Dobelli
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Harper Collins

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
The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rolf Dobelli
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK

THE SECRET TO PERFECT DECISION-MAKING 'This book will change the way you think' Dan Goldstein, London Business School 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? Backed the wrong horse?
Five Ways of Thinking Clearly
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Rolf Dobelli
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Five examples of the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them, taken from THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY, the international bestseller that is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and
Focus: The Art of Clear Thinking
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Valerie Pierce
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-09 - Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

Focus is natural. We are born with an instinct to focus on exactly what we want and a very strong pair of lungs to help us to get it. Then, somewhere along the way, we begin to lose that focus. In the digital age we are bombarded with information from
The Art of the Good Life
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rolf Dobelli
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The indispensable life manual from the author of the international bestseller, The Art of Thinking Clearly. 52 intellectual short-cuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance. Since the dawn of civilization,

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