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Mindware

Learn how to think effectively at work and at home     Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and effectively about our behaviour and the world around us Surprisingly many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us     In Mindware the world renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail offerin. Uninspiring somehow Maybe I ve just read too much on behaviouristics but I sort of expected handy tools on mindware and I got things that have been retold many times over elsewhere So far a DNF I might go back to this one and maybe make some shiny new discovery of the purported mindware yet

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G a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions He has made a distinguished career of studying and teaching such powerful problem solving concepts as the law of large numbers statistical regression cost benefit analysis sunk costs and opportunity costs and causation and correlation probing how best to teach others to use them effectively in their daily lives      In this groundbreaking book he shows that a course in a given field statistics or. One of the many books trying to teach rationality some sense of statistics avoiding logical fallacies Can t hurt to read one of those now and then Overall the well know things in the end of the book the writer goes a bit overboard with trying to find some western thoughteastern thought syncretism without too much evidence for itNot a bad read but to paraphrase Churchill the good stuff wasn t very original and the original stuff wasn t very good

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Economics for example often doesn't work as well as a few minutes of practical instruction in analyzing everyday situations Mindware shows how to reframe common problems in such a way that these powerful scientific and statistical concepts can be applied to them The result is an enlightening and practical guide to the most powerful tools of reasoning ever developed tools that can easily be used to make better professional business and personal decisio. Instructive but boring


10 thoughts on “Mindware

  1. says:

    Uninspiring somehow Maybe I've just read too much on behaviouristics but I sort of expected handy tools on mindware and I got things that have been retold many times over elsewhere So far a DNF I might go back to this one and maybe make some shiny new discovery of the purported mindware yet

  2. says:

    I read Think Fast and Slow last year and thought it would be good to read Mindware to refresh my mind via a different angle But I am a bit disappointed I read the 1st half of the book and skim through the rest of the book The author has some good points But in deed it needs professional edits such that normal readers like me can get the points loud and straight I wouldn't recommend the book if you have read Think Fast and Slow N

  3. says:

    There's no doubt that Richard Nisbett's book subtitled 'tools for smart thinking' is great despite two issues I want to get those issues out of the way first before we get onto the good stuff with which it is packed One issue is the writing style This is a touch clumsy and could do with a little professional help Nisbett has a tendency to overuse unnecessary jargon in sentences like thisOur construal of objec

  4. says:

    If you've been hiding under a rock the last 10 years and missed Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely or Freakon

  5. says:

    Disappointed My favorite author Malcolm Gladwell endorsed this book therefore I automatically bought it Human behavior is on

  6. says:

    One of the many books trying to teach rationality some sense of statistics avoiding logical fallacies Can't hurt to read one of those now and t

  7. says:

    The information here is generally interesting and I enjoyed numerous nuggets of debunking But I can't give this book a great review because some of his points are logically and factually wrong For example he confuses stock market vola

  8. says:

    Instructive but boring

  9. says:

    It took me a while to read this book I did it at 15 pages a day and that was doable I had taught logic at a private high school and was interested in all Nisbett had to say I was amazed at how easy it is to make mistakes in thinking reasoning and deciding He has lots of ideas on how we can reason better We are easily fooled by advertisements the way they are constructed and the words used I liked the way he i

  10. says:

    I guess I missed the tools aspect as per the title of this book

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