Content tagged with "critical-thinking"

The Art of Thinking Clearly
Book Review
May 29, 2016
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“This book has 99 (!) chapters. That seems like a lot, but they’re quite short – some just 2-3 pages. Each chapter discusses a cognitive fallacy or bias of some kind. Things like: Survivor bias…”

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
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August 31, 2020
87

“A good examination of why people spit BS, and how to debunk it. It drifts into a standard list of cognitive fallacies and statistical mistakes somewhere in the middle. But still, it’s generally very…”

Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders
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December 28, 2015
196

“This is a nice little introduction of logical fallacies, with examples of how we encounter them in real life. Each chapter is an introduction to a category of fallacies, and then it’s further broken…”

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
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March 14, 2014
203

“I abandoned this book, but not by choice – truth is, I lost it about 2/3s of the way through (it’s a physically small book, and thus easy to lose). The book was…okay. True to the tag line, it…”

Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up
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January 12, 2017
41

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes
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October 16, 2021
238

“A book about how smart people are sometimes very stupid. Sometimes, we can be so smart and analytical that we outsmart ourselves, lose sight of the forest for the trees, and come full-circle back to…”

Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
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July 8, 2020
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“It delivers on the title – the book is a description of 60 habits and mind exercises you can do to get smarter. It’s okay. Some of the chapters are really drawn-out/padded, and the authors go down…”

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
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December 22, 2015
174

“I enjoyed this book, but understand that it’s not a simple book of techniques or direction. The author goes deep into the human mind – the swear, the first chapter is a lesson in neurological anatomy….”

The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't
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June 28, 2022
303

“At first, I didn’t like this book, but it won me over in the end. At its heart, it’s about confirmation bias – how we defend our positions by acknowledge evidence in favor of them and ignoring or…”

Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models
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August 27, 2019
67

“Neat book full of mental models from all domains. It’s well-written, and will expose you to a lot of things you sort of now, but haven’t quite articulated. The only downside is that it doesn’t go too…”

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
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May 22, 2017
61

“Highly readable discussion about how hard it is to predict the future, and all the cognitive traps we fall into when we try to do so. Includes a handy list of Ten Commandments (actually 11) of Super…”

The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving
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June 16, 2018
211

“This book should have been called, ‘How to Make Decisions,’ as this is basically what it is – a series of frameworks for making decisions. The first chapter has some business fiction – a company is…”

Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
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June 30, 2019
80

“Another book about behavioral science and social psychology. It’s an entertaining read, but doesn’t really break new ground. It’s basically a bunch of chapter of themes, each of which is a bunch of…”

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
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August 31, 2017
74

“A solid review of the standard logical fallacies that people fall for again and again. Each chapter covers one, and they’re short and well-explained. Weirdly profane, which seemed a little out of…”