The Art Of Thinking Clearly

Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062359800
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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.

The Art Of Thinking Clearly Better Thinking Better Decisions

Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444759558
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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.

Five Ways Of Thinking Clearly

Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444752405
Size: 70.82 MB
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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 transform your decision-making - at work, at home, every day.

The Art Of Thinking Clearly By Rolf Dobelli

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ISBN: 9781785671524
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In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. Have you ever thought you were making a perfectly logical choice, only to find yourself doing something entirely irrational? You're not alone. Every day, people all over the world struggle to make rational choices, and simply learning why could be the key to thinking clearly. Even when we think we're making a good choice, our minds have countless different ways to manipulate our thought processes and lead us to entirely unintended decisions. Psychologists call these "cognitive errors," and in The Art of Thinking Clearly, you'll not only discover what they are, but you'll learn how to prepare against them, helping you to keep your mind clear and focused to make rational judgments. You will learn: ʺ Why you shouldn't always pay attention to what you hear on the news ʺ How your mind makes you think your personal experience is universal truth ʺ Why advertisers love cognitive errors, and how they use them to trick you every day.

The Art Of The Good Life

Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316445088
Size: 16.85 MB
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Since antiquity, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we're constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail--a single, simple path to happiness--doesn't exist. Rolf Dobelli--successful businessman, founder of the TED-style ideas conference Zurich Minds, bestselling author, and all-around seeker of big ideas--has made finding a shortcut to happiness his life's mission. He's synthesized the leading thinkers and the latest science in happiness to find the best shortcuts to satisfaction in The Art of the Good Life, his follow up to the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly (which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 40 languages all around the globe). The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks--from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets--that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance (and that's all any of us can ask for).

The Coquette And The Boarding School

Author: Hannah Webster Foster
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770481077
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Hannah Webster Foster based The Coquette on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman who died in childbirth in New England. Fictionalizing Whitman’s experiences in her heroine, Eliza Wharton, Foster created a compelling narrative of seduction that was hugely successful with readers. The Boarding School, a less widely known work by Foster, is an experimental text, part epistolary novel and part conduct book. Together, the novels explore the realities of women’s lives in early America. The critical introduction and appendices to this edition, which explore female friendship and the education of women in the novels, frame Foster as more than a purveyor of the sentimental novel, and re-evaluate her placement in American literary history.

Practical Psychology For Pastors 2nd Edition

Author: William R. Miller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608996131
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This practical handbook takes a totally fresh approach to the work of pastoral counselors by drawing on recent research and developments in the health and behavioral sciences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition incorporates new or expanded coverage of topics such as: - a new chapter on Pastoral Self-Care which offers advice on maintaining psychological health, avoiding crisis, and preventing personal and occupational burnout - the integration of counseling with other pastoral roles and functions - pastoral counseling ethics - how to help people build personal motivation for change -grief counseling and crisis intervention - post-traumatic stress, physical and sexual abuse, and personality disorders